Not just Surviving – THRIVING!

Continuity management has long been tied to disaster planning and crisis response as fundamental to emergency planning but the reality is: If you’re just practicing business continuity to survive you’re never going to get much out of it. The key to effective value creation from continuity management is a strategy that builds on how the day-to-day business is designed to

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A Few Thoughts Re: Risk Assessment – Defining An “Acceptable Level” of Risk

Reblogged from Soltis Consulting: Good Morning -Recently, a colleague of mine presented the following question with respect to Risk Management: “How would you define an “acceptable” level of risk?” For those individuals interested in this field of study, I thought the below listed explanations and sources of reference content might be helpful. ========== An acceptable level of risk (sometimes referred

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How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things – 12 Principles

I just finished an excellent book on driving change in business: Neil Smith’s “How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things” Here’s the 12 principles that cut through the barriers: The CEO must personally lead and support and change process carried out across the entire organization and a majority of senior management must also support it. The entire organization must be engaged

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Exercising for Safety and Soundness

Yes, for the next year or two your bank examiner may make the mistake of crediting you for exercising your disaster plan when you documented an actual crisis but let’s take a step back and think about this before we consider it a “win”. Experiencing a crisis or disruption does not meet the standard for exercising your plan and should

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