Business Continuity is often described as â€˜just common senseâ€™. It is about taking responsibility for your business and enabling it to stay on course whatever storms it is forced to weather. It is about â€œkeeping calm and carrying onâ€!
BC is about building and improving resilience in your business; itâ€™s about identifying your key products and services and the most urgent activities that underpin them and then, once that â€˜analysisâ€™ is complete, it is about devising plans and strategies that will enable you to continue your business operations and enable you to recover quickly and effectively from any type disruption whatever its size or cause. It gives you a solid framework to lean on in times of crisis and provides stability and security. In fact, embedding BC into your business is proven to bring business benefits.
Business resilience is the ability an organization has to quickly adapt to disruptions while maintaining continuous business operations and safeguarding people, assets and overall brand equity. Business resilience goes a step beyondÂ disaster recoveryÂ by offering post-disaster strategies to avoid costly downtime, shore upÂ vulnerabilitiesÂ and maintain business operations in the face of additional, unexpected breaches.
Business resilience begins with an understanding thatÂ workflowsÂ must be preserved in order for organizations to survive unexpected events. An often-overlooked challenge of business resilience planning is the human element, whereby individuals in a chaotic situation must be prepared and educated on how to respond accordingly.
Business resilience planning is sometimes referred to asÂ business continuityÂ planning.