Awareness and commitment of the organization for business continuity.

By Global Trust Association

05 June, 2019 | 17:06hrs

In the previous post we talk about the business continuity management system within the framework of ISO 22301, and address the importance of taking appropriate measures to prevent or, in worst case scenario, face different situations that may occur in a company environment and seriously affect its operations, thus generating economic losses and damage to its reputation.

This management system is capable of dealing with these situations. In this sense, it is extremely important that there is a conscious, adequate and honest commitment on the part of the management group or senior management since they are in charge of establishing and directing the guidelines and general strategies of the organization. In turn, these guidelines and strategies are provided to the personnel in charge of the tactical and operating areas so that they implement them through the processes and procedures related to their management levels. For this purpose, everyone involved should do the best to ensure that operations are strong enough to recover from serious disruptive events affecting operation.

This strength of operations –and of the company, in general– cannot be achieved without the senior management commitment to defining a business strategy allowing to combine the guidelines of business continuity and risk management, and providing the necessary resources to face those identified risks.

However, a commitment from senior management alone is not enough. In fact, it is expected that there is a greater commitment from all levels of the company, which from their respective areas should bear in mind that the activities and responsibilities assigned within the framework of the business continuity management system, as well as the changes this generates to their daily activities, provide everything needed to achieve the objectives set by the company or organization.

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