Short-term, localized, finite. These are the ways we have traditionally approached an “interruption”.
The Term Disaster Recovery referred to localized disruptions to a given geographic area
- Benefits: Reimagining what a business disruption is / could be.
- Downside: Maintaining traditional approaches could be truly problematic.
- Leveraging Lessons Learned: Who had a plan in place for a Pandemic? Who will moving forward?
Refining The Concept of Business Disruption
Short-term, localized, finite. These are the ways we have traditionally approached an “interruption”. What if a pandemic is analogous to an economic downturn; taking years, not months, to resolve itself. How should you approach this concept moving forward? What if it’s not a pandemic, what if it’s something we haven’t yet imagined?
Take a deep breath. The good news is we can (if needed) all operate from various locations globally. So what does that look like and why? There is clearly no singular answer to this question however, it should be thought through and planned for nonetheless.
Food for thought: How should long-term liabilities be approached? What legal provisions (exit clauses) need to be incorporated into contracts to ensure flexibility? How much of your technology operations should be in the “cloud” to maintain continuity?
Perhaps planning strategies should be looked at from a potential disruption period & cause:
1 Day – 1 Month: Likely localized and finite.
1 Month – 1 Year: More significant in nature but definitely manageable.
1 Year + Beyond: Fundamental shift required in ongoing operations; cure period unknown.
How can we assist?
Third-party perspective to think through various scenarios, analyze existing operations, and present optionality.