Business Continuity and Resilience
I wonder how many companies have truly prepared themselves for a pandemic and the associated restrictions especially if the nature of their business meant staff cannot come into work or cannot hold face to face meetings with customers.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused just about every business to reflect on how prepared it was for the massive disruption that the pandemic and associated counter-measures caused.
For some companies this meant dusting down their business continuity plans and putting these into action, however for a significant number of businesses, their plans are either inadequate or non-existent. Many of these face a long hard road back to pre-pandemic business levels, sadly some have already decided to close for good, including some big, well known brands.
But it doesn’t have to be like this if you prepare and plan. For example, some companies quickly re-tooled and began making products that helped defend against the virus such as facemasks and hand cleanser.
The start point is to identify those activities that are risk critical to the running of your business and how quickly can you get these up and running if a critical incident occurs.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch; I offer consultancy and bespoke training in Business Continuity and Resilience designed to ensure that you make the right decisions at the right times and your organisation is prepared to meet a wide range of challenges.