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The Business Continuity Institute has published the results of a global survey into workplace recovery use. The survey found that 88 percent of business continuity professionals said that their organization still uses workplace recovery as a strategy. However, 20 percent lack confidence in their organization’s employees to execute their work area recovery solution as planned.

Other findings from the survey include:

  • 37 percent of end users are either unaware or unable to provide feedback on their organization’s workplace recovery arrangements;
  • 26 percent of end users and 16 percent of BC professionals feel that their organization’s business continuity priorities are not fully consistent with end user priorities;
  • 75 percent of end users consider themselves critical, while the majority experts believe only 20 percent of employees fall into this category;
  • Nearly four out of every five end users believe that there is a workplace recovery plan for them in the case of a disruption;
  • Work-from-home received less consideration as a workplace recovery approach from BC professionals than from employees (26 percent vs 44 percent);
  • 45 percent of end users are not happy to work from home for more than two weeks;
  • When deciding whether to work from an alternative location or from home, 32 percent of employees base their decision on ease of reaching alternative sites, while 20 percent focus on access to key enterprise systems, and 15 percent on having appropriate office infrastructure.

Download a copy of the Workplace Recovery Report by clicking here (registration required).

The survey was supported by Regus Workplace Recovery.

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