If business has learnt one thing from the pandemic, it’s that every business is prone to disruption. We’re also having to adapt to a new normal! Carrying-out Business Continuity Planning can help to minimise disruption and keep your operations running more smoothly. Good Business Continuity Planning (BCP) doesn’t eliminate all potential impact of a major incident (or pandemic!) but it will reduce the impact and enable you to take steps quickly.
Simple Steps Make A Big Difference
Most businesses don’t spend time to consider BCP because they think it’s time-consuming and complicated. We’ve got it down to 10 simple steps:
- Define your scope: be clear about much of the business is going to be covered by your plan
- Do some initial analysis
- Understand the business impact of business interruption/failure
- Assemble your team of representatives: you can’t do it all yourself
- Seek input from your representatives
- Identify and update existing recovery strategies
- Agree target recovery times
- Close the gaps between where you are and where you need to be
- Train the teams and test the process
- Review and update regularly
You can find more detail for each step in the Parker Veese Library.
Alternatively, we’d be happy to spare 30-minutes to talk you through it in more detail – just click on the link below.