Archive | Crisis/incident management

It’s just not cricket

Sunday is cricket day for the Osborne boys during the summer. Last Sunday’s match was away at Nether Whitacre, a lovely little village cricket club about an hour’s drive from Chez Osborne. We set off with just about enough time to spare with the car loaded up to the gunwales – myself, my two sons, another member of the team, Mrs […]

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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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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 of the Month : “Opportunity knocks”

It’s often said, albeit somewhat spuriously, that when written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is made up of two characters, one representing danger and the other representing opportunity. Whether that’s strictly true or not, it raises an interesting question in relation to our crisis management planning. The question is, when faced with some kind of […]

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Oz’s Business Continuity Tip of the Month : “A little knowledge can be dangerous”

This month we return to the subject of trauma and, more specifically, post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many of us are familiar with the name and the acronym. Some of us may even be “armchair experts”, having seen the odd TV programme or movie which touches on the subject. But few of us will […]

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