What is Business Resiliency?

Core Set of Practices

Michelle defines business resiliency as a core set of practices to identify risks, recognize and mitigate potential threats, respond effectively, and ensure a speedy return to business after an incident.

A resilient organization recognizes business disruptions before they get a chance to wreak havoc, mitigating the issues before they become crisis scenarios. Michelle dives deep to learn your organization: how you communicate, how your leadership team works, the quirks of your buildings, and local economic and environmental factors that could impact your operations.

With a holistic view of the threats facing your facilities and your people,  Michelle helps your organization design and implement core resiliency practices and craft plans and programs that scale for your organization.

Support for Your Team

Crisis Management and Business Continuity teams are often small – even in the largest organizations – and the people charged with protecting companies often don’t have the chain of command with deep knowledge all the way up their org chart to help them grapple with challenges. Effective Business Resiliency Coaching brings practical working ideas and knowledge to your team to help them shape and grow their program. Michelle also provides a sounding board to help solve problems and craft solutions based on the specific and particular needs of your organization. Coaching can be arranged on a retainer basis or for one-off questions or needs.

Prepare Your Teams

Practice better prepares your teams and helps identify critical issues that can be addressed before an actual situation goes off the rails. Michelle designs and leads live-action drills and tabletop exercises that equip you to engage and empower everyone from intern to executive.

During a full-building evacuation drill, your staff will become familiar with evacuation routes and assembly points, your floor wardens will practice their roles, and your resiliency team will discover pain points and opportunities for improvement.

Tabletop exercises offer challenges to the resiliency team: our approach emphasizes role-play of realistic, real-world scenarios, particularly area-wide weather events, medical incidents, facility disruptions, and situations specific to the community. Every tabletop moves the team through a timeline, introduces hurdles to overcome, and encourages discussion at each stage. This builds the team’s confidence, allows them to think through complex decisions, and refines the resiliency program.

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