Working together is the key to deliver organizational resilience. This is the core concept of the manifesto just released by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). The manifesto is a call to action for organizations to work with the BCI in a collaborative way to deliver resilience to organizations regardless of their size, what it is that they do, and where in the world they operate. Within the document the BCI explains what it will do in order to deliver its vision of a resilient world.
The manifesto lists four main points:
- Research – the BCI will champion academic research and new thinking for the benefit of the practitioner community.
- Global Alliances – the BCI will create a series of global and local Resilience Alliances with other like-minded professional bodies.
- Next Practice Groups – the BCI will aim to utilize the ‘collective brain power’ of some of the most experienced practitioners to create practice groups in UK, Europe, India, North America, and Australasia.
- Online Resilience Tool – the BCI will develop a free online tool designed to increase awareness amongst organizations of all sizes and across all sectors.
In this manifesto, the BCI provides a detailed explanation of the concept of organizational resilience – ‘the ability of an organization to absorb and adapt in a changing environment’ – and how disciplines should collaborate in order to achieve it.
David Thorp, Executive Director of the BCI stated, “Our view at the BCI is that no organizations can claim ownership of the resilience ground. So, what we propose is to work with other professional bodies and membership organizations in the resilience spectrum to provide a range of benefits for the mutual benefit of all of our members. Collaboration is the key to a resilient future for organizations, this manifesto is the first step to making that future happen.”
The BCI’s Manifesto for Organizational Resilience is launched as part of the Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2018 campaign, sponsored by Strategic BCP and SAI Global.
Learn more at TheBCI.org.