Planning for how to recover when things go wrong
Find out where the pain would hurt the most. Figure out how to make it hurt less.
The whole goal of business continuity planning is to harden the organization against shocks from expected and unexpected impacts: make a company or workplace or distribution center more resilient so that it is more difficult for it to fail, and make it easier to recover in the event of a failure. That’s more difficult the more moving parts a company has. A large part of that process is discovering what the most important and irreplaceable parts of the organization are.
When it comes to business continuity planning, it’s important to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. This could include a natural disaster, power outage, or even a pandemic. By having a plan in place, you can help ensure that your business is able to continue operating despite any disruptions. There are a few key components to a business continuity plan, including:
- Identifying critical functions and processes
- Developing contingency plans for those functions
- Communicating the plan to all employees
- Testing the plan regularly
A business continuity plan is an essential part of keeping your business running smoothly, so it’s important to take the time to develop one that works for your company.
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The ability of an organization to meet the crisis, make key decisions in a timely manner, activate crisis plans, and recover on the other end is everything.
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The goal of business continuity should be to ensure that your systems, plans, training, and thinking are all coordinated to allow your business to experience minimum downtime, maximum robustness, and maximum resilience.