Who said it can’t snow in April? When the unexpected and unplanned happens – are you prepared?
Who would have thought that we would have snow in April. It was a mere week ago that we were hit by a mini heat wave with children in parks, barbecues a blaze and t-shirts and shorts in abundance.
2012 is a unique year with the advent of the Olympics. Not only a great celebration but many businesses have had opportunity to plan seriously for the disruption that they are likely to incur. But when the weather takes a turn meaning staff cannot get to work, or our facilities suffer damage from fire, theft or plain old IT outage are we really ready and can our business really continue unaffected?
Business Continuity is about just that. The continuity of our business. It is not an IT issue or and IT problem. It is a business risk that should be understood and managed. A basic business continuity plan can save your business time and money and ensure that when the unexpected does happen you are prepared and your business can operate unaffected.
The number 1 priority of any plan is the safety and protection of your staff and customers and to learn a bit more about business continuity take a look here http://theagenci.com/services/business-continuity-management
Some Simple Considerations
Some key themes today has no doubt brought up for business are
How do we communicate with staff and customers on what is happening, what are plans are, are we open or closed, do we expect staff in or not, what should staff do, will orders be delayed
How do our staff get to work, can they work from home, is there a local office they can attend, are our customers safe
What do we do when staff don’t make it to work, who has the skills to cover, what is the minimum staff we can run with, what things won’t get done today
As the adage goes, hope for the best but plan for the worst.