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Episode 107: We Need to Talk About the Silos in Business Resilience

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There are a lot of industries and specialties that fall under business resilience, including – but not limited to – risk management, emergency management, business continuity, and public safety. Unfortunately, a lot of these specialties can be siloed from each other, both within organizations and across companies. In Vanessa’s work, she has noticed several opportunities for bridging the gap between these silos and what’s at stake if we don’t.

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In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where silos exist within the disciplines that fall under business resilience
  • How silos affect the efficiency and expenses in an organization
  • Where to look for silos in your organization
  • What’s missing from your organization when companies are siloed
  • The risks that are in play as a result of silos
  • How to rectify silos in your organization and across our disciplines
  • Procedures to adopt to keep the flow of communication between departments

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Vanessa Mathews, host

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe’s Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jon Seals, producer

Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting.

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