Business Continuity Tip of the Month

Champions’ league

Last month’s tip suggested building a network of business continuity ‘champions’ to help support the development of the organisation’s business continuity capability.

So, let’s assume that you’ve identified some appropriately capable and (hopefully) willing people, briefed them, provided some initial training and released them into the wild to work on their division’s or department’s business continuity plans. Which is a great start.

Even better, however, particularly if we want to maintain enthusiasm and momentum, is to develop this group of champions into a community, who regularly get together for meetings, training courses, workshops, etc, where they can share experiences and issues, support each other and learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

A community of like-minded people, sharing knowledge, learning and growing together, will almost certainly be far more effective than the same number working individually.