Now and into the future Resilient workforce planning must be part of organizational efforts to develop overall plasticity. People make up an organization, and their talent keeps operations running. Yes, we can argue over whether individual people matter, but on the whole, any successful company requires a dedicated workforce to run day-to-day operations. More than
Why measure at all? This blog provides insights into understanding what resiliency success measures look like. Earlier this summer, Kenton Friesen gave us a measuring program maturity masterclass. It’s worth reading his articles, Measuring The Maturity Of Your Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program, Parts I and II. My Road to Resilience series outlines how to
Disaster Empire book review The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga is an international bestseller that’s sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. A phenomenon in its native Japan, reading this book could change your life. The book summaries Alfred Adler, a medical doctor, psychotherapist, and individual psychology school founder’s work. It
The value of exercising for resilience For this blog, I’m sharing the importance of exercises for Resilience and why the effort aids in crisis prevention and mitigation. If you are in the profession, you know that an exercise component is one of the foundational elements of Resilience or a Business Continuity Management program. So, I
Guest Contributor Article – Part II It’s my honor to share Part II of Kenton Friesen’s article on Measuring the maturity of your Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program. If you missed Part I, go back and check it out here. Kenton has over twenty years of experience in multiple industries. Throughout his career, he’s specialized
Russian and Ukraine escalation Preparing for civil unrest & incursions is a reality for resilience professionals. Community agitation incidents are now the norm, whether from COVID-related protests, civil disobedience, or politically motivated riots. Tensions are escalating on the Russian-Ukrainian border this month. Many expect that an invasion of Russian forces into Ukrainian territory is imminent.
Continuity Insights webinar I had the honor of joining Don Grennan from Continuity Insights to speak about evolving crisis management post-COVID-19. Webinar Overview: The primary focus of crisis management is implementing a process by which businesses limit damage and respond to incidents. Although many organizations had crisis or pandemic plans in place before the pandemic
Returning employees to offices during COVID Emergency return to work during COVID is a challenging proposition. Many of you shared having employees working in offices throughout the pandemic. For the most part, the employees and contractors accessing offices are considered essential employees that need to continue critical functions. Often, crucial personnel fulfills key continuity roles.
Nine months of a global pandemic In this blog, COVID-19, the next normal ahead, I review significant areas of business continuity practice that will be incorporated post-pandemic. We are nine months into this global event. SARS-CoV-2 is a life-changing event for all of us. And, we are not yet through to the other side. It
Honored by a DRJ career spotlight I was grateful to be the focus of the January 2020 Disaster Recovery Journal’s Career Spotlight. For those unfamiliar with the Disaster Recovery Journal, they are a premier business continuity publication worldwide. The DRJ Career Development Committee featured me because they support sharing the career paths of professionals in