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ISO 22361
crisis management

ISO for Crisis Management

What I know so far An ISO for crisis management is in development and in the “enquiry” draft stage. ISO is the leading organization that provides guidelines for business operations across industries as a refresher. According to its website, they are an independent, nongovernmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies. It

Grieving for the victims
resilience

When Resilience Fails

Another mass shooting event this week What do we do when resilience fails? Or maybe, more accurately, it is not nurtured. Like you, I grieve over the multiple shooting events in the US over the past few weeks. On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United

Women In Resilience Feature
business continuity

BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week Feature

Featured in the BCI’s Business Continuity Awareness Week This year’s BCI Business Continuity Awareness Week feature contains a piece I co-authored. I am excited to share that the article on The Hybrid World was published this week. It results from a collaboration with the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Women In Resilience (WiR) group. Working with

Co-workers In Office After the Pandemic
Business Resilience

Workforce Resilience Post-COVID

You are here Let’s take a look at workforce resilience post-COVID. Lately, the service industry is buzzing about considerations for employees’ return to the office. Now that the pandemic is mostly de-escalating globally, leadership signals a return to business. Most organizations remained profitable through the pandemic due to strategic decisions and a dedicated workforce. Yes,

Resilient Leadership
resilience

Resilience Agility

The future is now Agility is a term that we hear associated with technology. The concept of agility in IT and business is an approach of short sprints to achieve a goal. The keys are adaptability, focused teamwork, and achieving outcomes. Those who consider it a mindset and not a switch are dead-on. However, resilience

Disaster Recovery Journal Conference Spring 2022
resilience

In Praise of Conferences

Returning to the world of in-person meetings Last week, I had the fortune to attend the Disaster Recovery Journal’s (DRJ) 66th Annual Conference, and I am in praise of conferences. It’s been over two years since I traveled, and it felt odd to be back at an in-person event. It was also excellent. Honestly, I

Beyond Incident Command System
crisis management

Evolving Crisis Management Post-Covid-19

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

Business During COVID
COVID-19

Emergency Return To Work During COVID

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.

Corona-virus Protection
COVID-19

COVID-19 The Next Normal Ahead

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

COVID-19 Emergency Response
Crisis Response

COVID-19 Crisis Response Leadership

Success or failure aligned with leadership How well people in leadership roles are reacting to the pandemic is already being debated.  Having effective COVID-19 crisis response leadership is vital. As part of the debrief on what went well and what did not, it is natural to look at how well leaders did. As many of

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