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- Published: Monday, 21 March 2016 14:31
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management provides a framework for establishing a business continuity management system. Too many organizations have historically looked at the creation of a business continuity plan as a singular step in being organizationally prepared for those what-if scenarios. Way too often, these fancy plans, printed and distributed, become nothing more than "shelfware" and become obsolete in a small matter of time.
Culturally, the importance of establishing a management system can not be stressed enough. Once the plan becomes out-of-date, its effectiveness reduces dramatically.
Putting aside the issues with this basic approach, this was their process...
This is a perfect example where the plan had been crafted, but the overriding mangaement system was not reinforced by the organization.
To be ready, Business Continuity is more than just a plan. It is the cultural adaption of a mindset, it is the creation and maintenance of the plan(s), it is periodic reviews and updates to the plans, and it is the exercises to keep business continuity and resilience in the forefront of all employees' minds.