How do you know you are capable of dealing with sudden change?
Many of us assume that our innovation credentials make us entirely resistant to the sort of change that seems likely to arise. But stop a minute. What happens if there is change which is not anticipated? A global health pandemic? An epic stock market crash? A series of unanticipated volcanoes or earthquakes that crosses the globe? Even a nuclear attack?
How would your business and your growth strategy fare? What are you doing to ensure that you have the resilience to deal even with unanticipated eventualities?
The trouble is that resilience is often set up as the opposite of innovation; a mechanism to ensure business continuity regardless of what you face. But an agile business which embraces innovation is likely to respond much more effectively to sudden change than a business mired in traditional resilience policies that prevent alterations to business practice.
Somewhat paradoxically, to be truly resilient you have to be open to change. How open are you?