When it comes to disaster recovery, planning is essential. In reality, however, each emergency situation can differ. No matter how organized the plan may be, it is not always possible for an organization to cover each and every variable or extended outlier during an attack.
An organization's planning process should be looked at as a way to teach your internal team about the various needs of your business, enabling them to effectively deal with any oncoming emergencies. Building an emergency response plan that works under any condition, as a result, can be a good form of action when dealing with a potential threat.
What are some of the recovery preparation traps that planners often fall into? One of the most important but often overlooked concepts in emergency management and recovery planning is the assumption that the necessary people will be there when needed, which is not the case.
This means that when constructing a successful emergency recovery plan your organization is encouraged to not build its strategy or implementation around people, but rather around the process.
During the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake, one company immediately mandated that all personnel go home, see to their family’s needs and return when they were comfortable that their loved ones were out of danger. This company believed that the employees on-site when the earthquake occurred would be able to recover their business systems more effectively and be more clear-minded knowing their families were out of harm’s way. Their decision proved to be wise since the company's systems were recovered and functional almost a full day ahead of the most optimistic predictions.
The management of this company believed that several factors contributed to its success:
During a major disaster, your organization can prepare and plan by:
No matter how well you prepare, you will encounter problems, difficulties, and hurdles. Your strategy must be devised in a way that fosters analytical thought, requiring careful planning and innovative processes.
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