Last week I was honoured to learn that I had been made a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute.
I am very proud of the recognition, and it was something that I had been focussed on for the past few years. A goal achieved.
The Fellowship interview was unexpectedly stimulating – a very positive part of the the whole experience. The committee posed an interesting question about goals, and what I aspired to do with the position, if I was successful in being accepted as a Fellow.
It reminded me that achieving a goal means you need to set new and loftier targets – not sit back and rest on your laurels. I think we all need to be reminded of that at times.
Same applies to our risk and BC programme – when we get the basic programme established and accepted, then we need to raise our aspirations.
Not just more of the same, but start to move outside of the traditional BC constraints and into the wider fields of resilience.
Perhaps that should also be stated in terms of moving above and beyond the space we feel comfortable in, we should aspire to some initial levels of discomfort in our professional lives.
My new goal is to shape thinking and practice around how BCM and the concept of resilience relate and work together. Problem is the current conversations in this space seem to revolve around who owns which bit of turf.
Do you have a view on how these two ideas interact?
Do you have goals in this space you would like to share?
All comment gladly received, and will always be replied to.