Business Continuity Tip of the Month   -  May 2007

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; those that train hard and practice thoroughly; those that have an effective plan and execute it efficiently. So maybe it’s no coincidence that some teams seem to be luckier than others.

And there are parallels to be drawn in the business continuity world. It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that organisations who are prepared; who have a plan and know how to execute it; whose key incident management and business recovery teams have had adequate training, know their roles and responsibilities, have rehearsed thoroughly and thought through the potential issues, seem to do better when crisis strikes than those who haven’t.

Arnold Palmer famously said "It’s a funny thing – the more I practise the luckier I get".

So, what’s it going to be in your organisation? Wing it on the day or be prepared and make your own luck?

 


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