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Is Business Continuity what you think it is?

When I first tell people I work in Business Continuity and Project Management, I often get the following facial expression in response, along with a perplexed sounding, "Ohhh, that sounds interesting..."

That's when I know a little explanation is in order!

So my first question for you is, what do YOU think of when Business Continuity is mentioned?

  • IT and Network outages?

  • Natural disasters?

  • Earthquakes?

  • Storms?

  • Fire?

  • Terrorist Attacks?

What about when someone says they work in Project Management?

  • Building skyscrapers?

  • Airplane manufacturing?

  • Building a new IT infrastructure?

  • Big giant corporate or government projects?

Let's start with Business Continuity. At it's basic premise, Business Continuity Planning is simply putting plans in place to enable your business to survive unplanned interruptions to your normal business activities ranging in time from a few hours to days, weeks, or even months.

For Project Management, it's the coordination of all different aspects for a change initiative that that takes multiple action steps, from something as common as an office rearrangement to something as complex as the design and construction of a new aircraft carrier.

The common thread to both activities is that they make your business stronger and more resilient so that you and your team(s) can be more productive, improving the lives of your team and your customers every day. The flip side of both activities is that, while the long term benefit to your business is huge, the short term bandwidth and capabilities of your business are focused on doing what you do best, meeting the daily wants and needs for your customers.

Here at the Everyday Business Resilience Group, we're here to provide the support, expertise, and knowledge to implement effective Business Continuity Plans and execute project management requirements to support your growth, while allowing you and your resources to focus on your customers and to continue exceeding their expectations while your business grows.

If you're looking for ways to improve the strength and resilience of your business, give us call. We'd love to help you!

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