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Business resilience in a hybrid world – are you prepared?

Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) takes place from 16th-20th May 2022 and the theme this year is ‘Building Resilience in the Hybrid World’.

In the last 24 months, the world has seen a rise in the adoption of hybrid work models, where employees have the flexibility to work part in the office and part remotely. In this new work environment, organisations need to rethink the way they embed and validate their business continuity plans.

The aim of the week, which is led by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), is to equip organisations and business continuity (BC) professionals with the necessary tools to embed and improve awareness of business continuity, as well as how to run effective exercises to engage staff, employees, and colleagues.

During Business Continuity Awareness Week the BCI is providing a range of useful resources which can be accessed for free by registering on the BCI website here.

These include a series of webinars and blogs which will explore topics related to the theme.

Steve Lewis, business continuity lead for the Kent Resilience Forum, said: “Business continuity awareness week provides a great opportunity to refresh your business continuity plans and ensure they reflect any hybrid working environment.

"Business continuity is about having a plan to deal with difficult situations, so your organisation can continue to function with as little disruption as possible. Whether it’s a business, public sector organization, or charity, you need to know how you can keep going under any circumstances."

“A good BC plan recognises potential threats to an organization and analyses what impact they may have on day-to-day operations. It also provides a way to mitigate these threats, putting in place a framework which allows key functions of the business to continue even if the worst happens.”

Further information and guidance on developing a business continuity plan can be found on the our ‘protect your business’ pages.

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