Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Business Continuity Planning

Some organizations seem to think that business continuity planning is asking for trouble... look for what might happen and it will. After all, “nothing has ever happened in all the years we’ve been in business.” But, as the Bob Dylan song says, "The Times They Are A-Changin.” We’ve seen too many disasters and disruptions not to be wary that these things can also happen to us. So, if you’ve been slow to start this planning project or just haven’t kept things up to date, this week’s articles should be helpful to you and your team as you build or refine your plan.

Most people aren’t reluctant to create a business continuity plan – they just aren’t aware of why they need one or what they are. (Item #1)   Consider how your current plan is equipped to address your company’s resilience to and recovery from disruptions and disasters in these nine critical areas. (Item #2)   Especially during a calamitous event, your business continuity strategy must factor in the emotional and physical impact on your workforce. (Item #3)

Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones that thought about their employees’ needs. (Item #4)   The business owner who said he didn’t need a BC plan was not getting the business benefits of establishing and maintaining a business continuity plan.  (Item #5)   Check out these 10 tips for business continuity planning. (Item #6)

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