Rereading this blog from a year ago, I chuckled (and shuddered) at our collective naïveté. There are plenty of memes on social media that express the one-upmanship goals of an anthropomorphized 2022 over 2021, just as there were last year. Perhaps one day we’ll learn. It’s human nature not to, but as Business Continuity professionals we must keep looking forward to anticipate new risks even when it seems that “been there, done that” is the collective mood during these Uncertain Times.
This is so 2021
We are a week into 2021, wondering what it will bring. Have you made New Year’s resolutions? What will you do differently in your personal life? And what changes are you going to make in your business and professional life? This is the perfect time to reflect on what went well for your company this past year; and what was less than perfect. It is also the prime time to do some planning and preparation.
Incidents have a global impact.
After 2020, need we say more? Yes, we do. Human psychology tells us that we will want to put 2020 so far behind us that we run the real risk of ignoring some of its lessons. Some people will say the events of 2020 were so extreme that they will never happen again. Don’t believe them. We’re not “done” with Covid-19 by any means, and we will have another global pandemic. It’s just a matter of when. Dealing with multiple simultanes events (take your pick: pandemic + wildfires, pandemic + civil unrest, economic woes + civil unrest) WILL continue to occur.
The New Year is the time to start.
I suggest you take the next week or two to get ready for the year ahead. Do a threat risk assessment. Really look at the results of this process and consider how these threats will impact your business and bottom-line. Next, take action. Work with a proven leader in the industry to put together a business continuity plan. When done effectively, the creation and implementation of this plan doesn’t have a big impact on the day-to-day operations of your business. Ultimately you will have the peace of mind that your company and its assets are protected in the event of disaster.
Software is your friend!
There are lots of options for flexible and easy to use business continuity planning software. Take a look at the features in our Shield software and you’ll see what I mean. You can pick between three different levels, each with additional features to keep you organized. If you have a Shield account, you can also take advantage of our industry-leading Shield Mobile software.
The New Year is a time for changes for the better, and we want help you start on the path to preparedness. Feel free to read through our other blog posts to learn more, you won’t be disappointed! If you take anything away from our post today it is this: make sure you prepare and plan. Based on the year we had in 2016, you’ll be making 2017 an easier and more profitable year for yourself.
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