Why Resilience?

B4Crisis provides specialist consultancy services in resilience, business continuity, crisis and emergency management to small, medium and larger businesses to government and the private sector.

Resilience is NOT something that you do – it is something that you are (or may become). A Resilient Organisation is one that is not only able to survive but to thrive, still achieving its core objectives, even in the face of adversity.1

Resilience is a GOAL, not a PROCESS. It brings together silos of activity, such as business continuity, risk assessment, management & mitigation; security; At its ultimate – it is a state of being which enables an organisation to come out of an incident better then when it went into the incident.1

A resilient organisation is dynamic and flexible; agile in its leadership; empowers to its people; maintains a strong team culture; gathering and analysing intelligence; able to rapidly re-invent itself; encourages loyalty from its key stakeholders including staff; and maintains a learning environment.2

Business Continuity Management (BCM) provides a framework for building capability that safeguards the objectives of the organization including its obligations.3

BCM is a holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations those threats, if realized, might cause, and which provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.4

Our business is to assist your business, be it a government department, multinational or small business to have plans in place to deal with and mitigate the effects of a crisis. We assist you to identify what are your most time-critical business processes and how can you keep these running or recover them quickly when your resources (ICT, people, facilities or supply chain) are reduced or unavailable.

Exercising and testing plans is one of our specialities.

References
1 Dr Erica Seville, University of Canterbury & Resilient Organisations New Zealand www.resorgs.org.nz.
2 Leslie Whittet FBCI MACS MRMIAI Beyond Business Continuity: the Resilient Organisation. Presentation to the Business Continuity Institute, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Forum and Continuity Forum Pty Ltd Joint Meeting, 18 May 2011, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT
3 Draft International Standard Organisation (ISO) 22301 – Societal security – Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems – Requirements
4 British Standards BS 25999-1 Code of practice for business continuity management

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