Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Business Continuity

May 9, 2018 - Business Continuity Awareness Week is May 14-18. The theme this year is "Working together to improve organizational resilience." It's a good time to take steps to ensure that your business will be able to recover from an emergency or crisis. The first thing you have to do is stop thinking that it won't happen here because, eventually, it will, and you need to be prepared. Everyone in the organization needs to be aware of any plans and to know what their roles are. These articles can help in your preparations.
When done right, business continuity training and awareness programs have the potential to deliver significant value across the entire organization. (Item #1)  Let's take a look at some key employee considerations that should be in your business continuity plan. (Item #2)  Understanding what is happening within our brains when making decisions under stress can help improve performance under pressure; this article provides an overview and some useful tips for ways to improve your decision making during incidents. (Item #3)

The essence of resilience is, of course, real; think of it as a desirable organizational property, like compliance or liquidity. (Item #4)  The art of crisis management (for it is an art) is often confused with business continuity, and, while they are similar necessities, crisis management is its own animal. (Item #5)  The author shows how business continuity managers should go about planning and executing a business continuity training and awareness campaign. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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