Movers and shakers
But you need to get organised if you’re going to use them to best effect. Rather than trying to elicit their help on an ad-hoc basis, it’s much more effective to get hold of their audit schedule in advance so you know who they’ll be talking to, about what and when. Then you can highlight, in advance, any outstanding business continuity issues that need to be followed up (such as actions from previous exercises and tests, plan reviews and updates, and so forth) and give the auditors time to build the relevant questions into their forthcoming audits.
So if, despite your best efforts, your business continuity management programme is suffering from a bit of inertia, why not have a friendly chat with your auditors and see if you can get them to shake things up and create a bit of activity for you?
Why not subscribe now and have Oz’s Business Continuity Blog and/or Andy’s Tip of the Month delivered to your inbox?
(Note : subscribing to Oz’s Blog includes Tips of the Month. Select ‘Tip of the Month’ if you only want to receive the tips without Oz’s Blogs).