Business Continuity Tip of the Month

Believe it or not?

Do you believe in Father Christmas*?

For some, perhaps the more innocent or naïve amongst us, he’s real. For others, maybe those of us who are a little more worldly-wise, he’s complete fiction; a myth; a charming fairy story. Many of us get to a certain age and start to question the previously perceived reality; maybe start to look for proof. For some of us, the realisation that things weren’t as we thought can be a painful experience.

Do you believe that your business continuity capability is all it’s cracked up to be?

We can sometimes fall into the trap of believing what we want to believe without question, only to find out later (sometimes painfully) that the truth isn’t what we thought it was. We find out that our plans are out of date, not workable or based on inappropriate strategies or flawed assumptions.

Whilst it can be comforting to believe in something whole-heartedly and without question, it’s a little naïve. And it can come as a bit of a shock to find out that it’s not actually true. As we become more mature, we often need to look for proof that things are actually what they purport to be. Sometimes it’s a good thing to question our beliefs and to validate our assumptions.

So why not check whether you can still believe in your business continuity plans and the underlying strategies and assumptions, and that they’re not fairy stories too!

If you celebrate it where you are, have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and disruption-free New Year.


* other manifestations of the Christmas gift-bringer are available so feel free to substitute with one of your own choosing!



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