Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Crisis Management and Business Continuity

Depending on which experts you consult, business continuity is part of an overall strategic crisis management plan, or crisis management is a component of a business continuity plan. Whichever you believe, the two are certainly intertwined and both are critical to an organization's resumption of operations after a disruption and to how well the organization makes that happen. This week's articles focus on crisis management and may provide you with some ideas on improving your crisis management plans.

The terms business continuity trends and crisis management are thrown around a lot, and many are under the mistaken impression that the two have the same meaning. (Item #1)   Preparing for the unseen calls for versatility; it is the very foundation of organizational crisis management. (Item #2)   Crisis management and business continuity plans must be expanded from isolated company-specific disasters to plans for massive regional damage. (Item #3)

Crisis management will get you through the initial impact of a disaster, but you need a comprehensive business continuity program to sustain you beyond 48 hours. (Item #4)   Major breaches will have a detrimental effect on a company. (Item #5)   Can military principles and processes really be applied to corporate crisis management? (Item #6)

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