We are well and truly entrenched in a COVID world. Our lives, livelihoods and businesses have changed. We have re-evaluated our values and are living daily by numbers, updates and stories. But some things should never change in your organisation’s ability to respond to any disaster that happens. When COVID hit, most organisations responded by […]
As we move our focus from our new working at home normal, towards a return to the office (in some form), we need to consider many areas of recovery and business resumption – including our crisis and incident preparedness. Many would argue that the current pandemic situation is not a crisis itself. Perhaps the impact […]
We survived the pandemic, life is returning to a new normal and I am back at my office (part-time). With hindsight, the move to working from home wasn’t so bad and all our systems worked and our people connected well and were productive. So, why would I need a business continuity plan? We made it […]
It is not 2021, and life is certainly not ‘normal’. But we are settling into a new rhythm that is likely to stay with us for the foreseeable future. So what does this mean for business continuity and crisis management – our BCM programmes? When you are asked the question in the future about your […]
All good things come in series: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, even Banksy’s Girls. This year’s series of Thought Leadership is no exception, except instead of punctuating an era with iconic artwork, 2018 is overwhelmingly about data and reputation. This series is about sharing News and Views on these unavoidable topics. It’s […]
Technology in BCM – worth it? I have been on a journey to discover what the hype is about and if the new generation of BCM tools live up to the expectations.
It has always amazed me how large, thick and cumbersome some business continuity and crisis management plans can become. So it got me thinking, “when does a plan become a book”? I am keen to hear your thoughts… A number of years ago a friend and I were at a client when I heard a […]
There seems to be a lot of articles being written about why people do not engage with business continuity or are pessimistic about training and exercising… could the industry finally have woken up to the fact that not all is rosy? For years I have argued that we need a ‘renewal’ of some nature, a […]