5 Basic Steps of Business Continuity

Business continuity planning is an important consideration for organisations, what ever their size or type. A process that can seem complex at first sight can be broken into 5 basic steps.

1. Identify Likely Disruptions
Perform a risk assessment to identify likely disruptions and consider options for treatment of those risks.

2. Assess Business Impact
Prioritise business functions and increase the organisation’s resilience using a Business Impact Analysis tool.

3. Create a Plan
Collate the information required to minimise risk and impact on the business into a plan.

4. Train Staff
Raise awareness and train staff in the business continuity process.

5. Test
Regularly test the plan for effectiveness and make changes as necessary.

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Kathy Clements
Kathy Clements
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