THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A WAKEUP CALL TO ENHANCE SYSTEMIC RESILIENCE GLOBALLY

Shima Beigi

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Abstract

With the unprecedented challenge of containing the coronavirus, the need for enhancing resilience is even more dire. By calling the COVID-19 pandemic as a systemic shock, here we track the evolution of response measures in major global epicentres and highlight a number of shortfalls in their response measures. We further elaborate on the concept of resilience and its implications for different industries. The global spread of epidemics follow a network-driven behaviour. In such circumstances, leaders need to acquire a global perspective, adhere to counter intuitive measures such as system thinking and promote social agency. The COVID-19 pandemic is a wakeup call to enhance systemic resilience globally. How we navigate this uncharted territory will greatly depend on our intellectual humility, sense of collectivity and willingness to change. These all require collaboration, transparency, personal responsibility, and systemic perspective, which are largely alien to existing codes of practice across the institutions that reflect and shape the future of global citizenship culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley journal
Number of pages9
Publication statusIn preparation - 30 May 2021

Publication series

NameCOVID-19

Keywords

  • Covid 19
  • resilience
  • Sustainable development
  • system design
  • societal risks
  • systemic risk

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