Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Getting Management Buy-In

The lucky ones among you already have management buy-in for your business continuity plans. Was it easy? Probably not, but there are ways to make it easier for the rest of you. This week's articles provide many tips on what you need to do to get management to understand that BC is not just a cost center but the path to survival.

Here are four tips to gain upper management attention. (Item #1) How to give the board a message it needs to hear. (Item #2) The first step in deciding how to sell BC investment to a difficult manager or director is to determine what kind of boss you have. (Item #3)

Much has been written about getting "senior management buy in" for business continuity, but what about everyone else? (Item #4) You have to tie BC to the bottom line to get top-level support. (Item #5) How do you ensure that your business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan and risk assessment get the required support from the top level of the business? (Item #6)

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