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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “A personnel challenge?”

One assumption that’s very often made is that the HR department will handle any and all people issues that might arise as a result of invoking our incident management or business continuity plans. Which, on the surface, probably seem like a reasonable assumption to make. But let’s just take a moment to think about what […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “Perfuming the Pig!”

Anyone can write a business continuity plan. In fact that’s the easy bit. And it’s just as easy to make the plan look very convincing. A few names and contact details, a smattering of checklists and a bit of blurb at the start about how seriously we take business continuity in our organisation can work […]

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Boys’ toys

At the weekend I bought a new toy and I’ve spent the last couple of days playing with it. The ‘toy’ in question is a chainsaw. Unlike other midlife crisis sufferers, I have no desire to buy a motorbike or a sports car or a speedboat, or to go bungee jumping or white-water rafting. In fact one […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Blog : “A toe-curling tale”

Today’s schedule went something like this: 09:00 write post-exercise report; 10:30 call client to discuss forthcoming business impact analysis workshop; 11:00 write proposal; 12:30 conference call with client to discuss business continuity strategy; 13:30 deal with today’s e-mail mountain; 14:00 prepare for forthcoming incident management exercise; 16:00 visit to minor injuries unit at the local […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip : “Fortune favours the prepared”

Have you ever noticed how some football teams (no names!) seem to be luckier than others? The thing is, more often than not, it’s the teams who are on top of their game that seem to get the breaks – those that are well prepared; those that think about their strategy and tactics in advance; […]

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Oz’s business continuity tip of the month : “Personnel responsibility”

A previous tip touched on the subject of trauma. But how many of us know what trauma actually means? Many of us will, at some point, have said we’ve had a “traumatic” experience, when all that really happened was that we suffered some inconvenience or perhaps got a bit stressed. But, whilst it wasn’t very […]

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Practice makes perfect

In recent months I’ve rediscovered the Telegraph crossword – that’s the daily cryptic crossword, not the fiendishly difficult “Toughie” which is just impossible for a mere mortal like me. I used to do the Telegraph crossword years ago, after my mother-in-law got me into it (one of the two things for which she is to […]

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The Abersoch Open

At the weekend I competed in the Abersoch Open golf tournament. I can tell you’re impressed, but please don’t get too excited. And don’t worry that you’ve never heard of it – there’s a good reason for that. The Abersoch Open isn’t an event on the professional tour. Far from it. It’s the annual golfing […]

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