“81 per cent of managers whose organizations activated their business continuity arrangements in the last 12 months say that it was effective in reducing disruption. In summary: business continuity works.”*
Natural disaster, IT outage or industrial action are the disruptions that make headline news. But disruption also includes staff illness or local events that affect your supply chain.
Keeping your organization running, even when the unexpected threatens to disrupt operations and services, is where business continuity management (BCM) comes into its own.
BCM provides a framework that allows you to identify potential threats to your organization and build capability to deal with these. This means you can respond to threats and safeguard the interests of key stakeholders, reputation and your brand.
If disruption is not an option for your business, adopting the international business continuity standard, ISO 22301 is the first step towards a best practice approach.
*Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office quoted in Planning for the worst The 2012 Business Continuity Management Survey