How to verify the worth of a Business Continuity Plan

It is vital in today’s day and age to be prepared for the worse when it comes to ensuring business continuity.

Plan right

Assign employees with particular roles and responsibilities. When planning, all those who are affected the least by the accident must be kept in mind like the stakeholders, suppliers etc.

Calculate Right

Analysing the correct potential damage to your business is important. It helps you fathom your true state of affairs. Try to determine what would happen in case you cut down on business actions in case of a disaster.

Sustain Right

An important question that needs an answer is for how long work can be carried on in case of a mishap. A means to track all those involved must be developed (the suppliers, the employees, emergency services etc). The key to a good coping plan is to improve it constantly.

Replace Right

In case, some of the original employees or even equipment has been struck by disaster, you need to be prepared to replace them. To have a back up is prudent.

Even an alternative set of employees can be thought of in extreme cases. Find out whether any of your other employees are trained to handle these tasks.

Work Remotely

To ensure business continuity, remote working is a good option in case the business premises have been affected.
• Clear policies should be formulated, so as to designate responsibility with the employee and the company.
• Reimbursement of telephone and internet bills should be discussed beforehand.
• Constant communication with the employee is essential. Web chatting and video conferencing may be used.
By taking these measures, the business continuity plan can be formulated and implemented effectively.