10 Ways to Improve your Awareness and Training Programmes – tip #6 Engage Business Partners

Now your organization has a thoroughly researched, well written business continuity plan sleeping on a shelf somewhere. Time to get the word out!  All employees need to be aware of their role in the plan.  The various team members need to be given some training before they can start to exercise the plan.

Tip #6 Provide business partners with a manual that summarizes performance expectations during a disruptive event

To train business partners, provide them with a manual or procedures that summarize performance expectations during a disruptive event.  Involve them during exercises to reinforce lines of communication. Also ensure that business continuity expectations are included in negotiations and contracts during the beginning of the relationship with the third-party.

(For more information on DRI’s professional practices please read Professional Practice Seven – Awareness and Training Programs DRII Professional Practices  June 1, 2012 Version 1)

‘When planning for war, I have always found plans to be useless, but planning to be invaluable.’ General Eisenhower

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