Q. When is a plan not a plan?
A. When it’s based on invalid assumptions, untested, out of date and/or no-one knows about it!
It’s one thing having a plan, but unless the assumptions it’s based on have been verified; unless the strategies and solutions that underpin it have been proven through exercising and testing; unless it’s kept up to date; and unless the people it relies on to put it into operation actually know about it, it’s not really a plan at all.
A continuous improvement programme will ensure your plans are effective and up to date. It will ensure an appropriate level of awareness and further develop the skills and abilities of your key people. In short, it will verify your business continuity capability.
What would you rather have? :
a) A plan that was written years ago, that’s been left to gather dust and few people even know exists;
b) A plan that’s proven to be effective, is kept up to date, that people know about and that has a fighting chance of working when you need it.
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Our clients regularly ask us to come back and help with their continuous improvement programmes, including :
We’ve remained involved with several of our clients’ business continuity programmes for a number of years, so we must be getting something right!
To discuss how we might help you to maintain and further enhance your business continuity capability, call us on +44 (0)1386 834455 or email us at email@example.com
Andy is a reliable and trusted contact and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking to embed Business Continuity in their workplace.