Time is like disasters and disruptions – the New Year rolls around whether you are ready or not.
Welcome to 2013 readers – if there are any left!
While the world did not end for everybody last year (which is an indictment on risk management going back to the an client Incan’s), it did for a number of businesses.
A number of those businesses may well have gone broke as a result of not being prepared. Some may also have been prepared, but not for those things that actually put firm’s out of business. An occupational hazard of legacy BC thinking.
This is what we may refer to as “Resolution Week”- the time of year that many people establish New Year’s resolutions. Far too many last no more than the week.
I hope you have some worthwhile resolutions, both for your professional development and for your BC Programme. Hopefully your resolutions will last more than a week.
I would like to challenge your resolutions, make sure they address more than just the procedural and compliance aspects. I hope you have a resolution to think beyond the current limitations you are setting on BCM.
Moving beyond these limitations is part of the journey to embrace resilience. As Geary Sikich says;
It is not enough to plan for the unthinkable – we need to think about the unplannable.
Hopefully this is a year we may all develop beyond the limitations BC Planning.
What are you doing to put more diverse thinking in your BC/Resilience programme?
Could you cope with less plans and less plannable events?
Are you equipped to exercise, and think, beyond the plans?
Would love to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment if you are motivated.