Starting with Geary Sikich’s article “Unrealistic Scenarios?” published on Continuity Central. Geary begins by making the simple point that if you proposed an exercise scenario that follows what is currently happening in Japan you would be ridiculed for not being realistic.
He goes on to promote the need for greater flexibility and appropriate plans for higher levels (Executive, Strategic) of response. In addition Geary advocates that we need to identify the trigger points that could cause our plans to fail.
Geary’s articles are always worth reading, take a look and get prepared for the “age of non-linear planning”.
It has been a while since I referenced a post from Jan Husdal – so I guess he is overdue for some recognition! In this post Jan poses the question “Does a blog need a mission statement?”
This is a very relevant post to anybody who currently writes a blog (or for those thinking about starting).
Jan always has good, very well researched, posts. His new branding has a stronger emphasis for Business Continuity – not a new interest as he has written on the subject for some time. The post also explains how he has translated his mission and foucs into the category structure of his blog – which is making me feel guilty and I will have to look at that when I have some free time.
Finally, take a look at Amy Lee’s blog at Stephenson Resilience. I am not just referring you to Amy because of the all the kind links she has recently published to this blog – but also because what she has to say is worth reading. Amy is currently UK based, but completed her PhD in Organisational Resilence as part of the ResOrg group at Universtity of Canterbury. Regular readers of this blog (and in fact any worthwhile writing in the resilience field) will be familiar with the ResOrgs group.
More specifically, her thesis work was the survey used to measure resilience in the Auckland region of New Zealand. Look for the posts on her blog about benefits of resilience for BAU (which is a better arguement for funding than saying it is only of value in a disaster) and the post linking resilience and business performance.
Enjoy your weekend, hope you find some intersting reading.