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The Business Continuity Institute has published ‘Industry Insights: Resilience’s Young Voices’, a series of case studies from four of the BCI’s younger members.

The case studies are as follows:

TJ Heginbotham AMBCI who works as a Senior Consultant for Avalution Consulting talks about how Avalution, as an organization, engage with various disciplines to determine application recovery requirements. He doesn’t only focus on the disciplines, but also talks about other vital components such as stakeholder buy-in and how organizational culture improves resilience.

Asiya Shafi AMBCI, who works for Aaroh Consulting focuses on how organizational resilience differs from business continuity, and how we, as professionals, can look to enhance our BC practice, to heighten our levels of resilience. She looks at how various departments work together, and the role they play in collaboration and the processes required to protect the visions and goals of the organization, when faced with a disruption.

Juliana Richardson CBCI works in Emergency Planning and Business Continuity for a London Borough. In her paper, she focuses on how culture changes are required to get full organization-wide buy-in. She discusses her experience working in both the NHS and the Council, and the processes she has implemented to ensure buy-in from top management, top down filtering of processes and ultimately engagement of both management and front-line staff.

Mairead Grimley MBCI works at Glasgow City Council. She led the council’s business continuity work stream during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In her paper, she outlines the process she adopted to ensure not only her department understood the procedures but also that Glasgow’s community on a wider scale bought into the plans. She collaborated with BC practitioners and non-BC organizations contributing to Glasgow’s day-to-day landscape to successfully implement exercise plans and ultimately deliver city-wide resilience during the games.

Read the case studies.

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