When was the last time you stopped to consider the importance of your employees in running your business? It’s a question worth answering because, obviously, no organization can function without its people. And during and after a crisis, it is the resilience of the people that make up an organization’s community that get it back on its feet and working again.
However, a people-centric approach to business continuity is still a relatively new concept. Traditionally, business continuity focused on facilities management: ensuring the safety of premises and equipment in case of fire, theft etc.
What sets a people-centric approach to business continuity planning apart is the recognition that humans are the greatest asset for any organization: both in terms of potential for disaster and potential for aiding recovery.