‘Other Duties As Assigned’

February 6, 2019

An Argument for Relationship-Building to Build Business Continuity Programs   People have a hard time imagining what could happen when it has not yet happened.  Imagining and working on a plan to recover from a possible disruption that has not happened before is not typically part of an accountant’s job – accountants work with […]

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Business Continuity Integration with Supply Chain Management: The Why and How

November 14, 2019

[…] supply chain management came in last, behind information technology, information security, compliance, facilities management, physical security, audit, and legal. The question asked was about how integrated core business continuity was with other functions within their organizations? Perhaps my initial surprise is I unconditionally believe a company’s supply chain is its lifeblood. Supply chain continuity […]

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Risk Management

Operational Resilience: At Its Core, It’s ‘Business Continuity Done Right’

November 17, 2020

[…] add value through a perspective which truly resonates with executive leaders and boards of directors. But here’s the catch: Our thinking is that operational resilience is “ business continuity done right.” Sure, there are some new terms, but for many of the organizations around the world with advanced business continuity programs and capabilities, foundational […]

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Business Continuity

Increasing Energy + Engagement To Drive Program Effectiveness

May 10, 2019

We have helped to build, manage, and improve hundreds of business continuity programs across just about every industry and organization size. Effective engagement with key stakeholders throughout the organization tends to be one of the most important attributes of high-performing programs and is often the most difficult to sustain. We often see that programs […]

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Continuity of Operations Does Not Mean Business Continuity

November 14, 2018

In the field of emergency management, the concepts of continuity of operations (COOP) and business continuity management (BCM) are used interchangeably, as if they are two names for the same thing. They are not. There are some fundamental differences between the two operations which are worth examining for the sake of clarity, role definition, […]

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Strengthening the Business Continuity Process with Methodical Drills

April 13, 2016

The weakest link in the chain is the strengthof resilience for any organization. Business continuity drills are the key to detect, address, and strengthen that weakest link. Why drills? Without a solid drill plan in place, the business continuity team can never provide the needed assurance that organizations’ critical services will be available at […]

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The Six Core Ingredients Every Program Needs

February 6, 2019

To Achieve the Right Level of Resiliency We’ve helped to build and run hundreds of high-performing business continuity programs. One of the most consistent themes we’ve noticed is a lack of engagement and enthusiasm within an organization prevents even the most well-intentioned program manager from maximizing the value their business continuity program delivers. This […]

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Ask the Executive: An Interview with Rob van den Eijnden of Royal Philips

November 14, 2019

Rob van den Eijnden, MBCI, CISA, CRISC, Lead Auditor ISO 22301, is the global business continuity and resilience leader for Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA, hereafter Philips) functionally reporting to the group chief of operations (COO). Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across […]

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Cascading Crises: What Does Business Continuity Look Like Over the Next 12-18 Months?

August 18, 2020

From COVID-19 to civil unrest and beyond, 2020 events have led to cascading impacts for many organizations. In turn, however, these same events have pushed business continuity to the forefront, with more executive and key stakeholder engagement than ever. As we look to the next few months, recent events may be compounded by hurricane […]

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Business Continuity

Combatting Business Continuity Fatigue: Innovative Strategies for Keeping Your Team Engaged

August 17, 2023

In the dynamic and often unpredictable world of business, continuity management has become a mainstay, an enduring guard against potential operational disruptions. However, just as a candle flickers before burning out, prolonged periods of vigilance and repeated cycles of crisis management can lead to what’s known as “business continuity fatigue.” This is an invisible, […]

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