It is increasingly becoming important for the businesses to get engaged in Business Continuity. Organizational engagement is a must for everyone in the organization, right from the top-level management honchos to on the ground employees and partners, stakeholders, and others. This complete engagement ensures the success of Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). Here are a few ways through which organizational resilience can be improved and make people more committed.
Make them aware- To ensure the success of Business Continuity Management System, it is important to make staff and employees motivated and aware of its significance. BCMS must be cultivated and developed as a discipline that must permeate through the organization right from the top to bottom. Its framework helps in the identification of risk exposure to the organization to external and internal threats. It encompasses incident management, crisis management, business recovery, disaster recovery, contingency planning, and emergency management.
It is prudent to note here that Business Continuity discipline is something that needs to be followed by everyone to make it a success and it is not the job of IT teams in the business alone.
Educate them- Start by educating employees about the significance of Business Continuity and why it must be considered as the first port of call in the process. Employees must be taught this concept from the top-level standpoint. Communication is the key to make things easier for others to understand, learn, and make sense out of it.
Thus, management can start by creating a company-wide document that is distributed across the board. Such a document will help to make them aware of how Business Continuity works. Sometimes, workshops can be organized, and employees can be asked to come together to discuss the concept and how it can prove to be beneficial for the organization in the long run.