Just look at current global crisis with different perspective. Of course, many organizations will experience negative impacts, for many of them it can even be destructive. However, try to have a different look at this challenging time, take it as an evaluation of our preparedness, an audit of implemented measures and an analysis what can be done better next time.
Naturally all of us, managers and associates as well, rely on knowledge, competence, reputation, adaptability and sustainability. But crisis of this type and unexpected extent surprised all organizations around the world and showed that there is still room for improvements in the risk management. Where shall we start? How shall we progress and what shall we take into account?
When it comes to identification of deficiencies and preventive measurement, excellent choice is offered by system management according to ISO 22301 devoted to business continuity management (BCM). BCM helps to identify risks and provides support in setting of measurements to address the identified risks. This attitude has been proven to be suitable for handling all types of crises.
Of course, it is not possible to be 100% prepared for all unexpected incidents, epidemies and health crises as well, but it is possible to react in time and flexible thanks to right attitude and preparedness acc. to ISO 22301, so the impacts on an organization could be noticeably lower then without the implemented business continuity management model.
It can also be anticipated that the majority of organization will survive this crisis, but would it be for them possible to handle other crisis of similar extent? Therefore, even though it does not seem at the first look, the right time to implement a functioning business continuity management model acc. to ISO 22301 is just now.