The Change and Continuity Conundrum
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) recently surveyed over 650 organisations worldwide and found that, whilst 75% had implemented major strategic change programmes, 84% of these projects had been implemented without considering business continuity.
Rather worryingly, these major change programmes included mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations, outsourcing of key processes and the introduction of new products – many of which were undertaken without any kind of thinking being applied to the ongoing resilience of the business.
Mark Woods, MD of Statius, commented “In business there are some risks you have to take but many of these risks are those can easily be accounted for and mitigated against. The survey depicts a worrying and cavalier approach to major change; in these straightened times organisations may well be exposing themselves to more risks than they need to.”.
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