IFMA, the US-based International Facility Management Association, has published an overarching guide to business continuity and emergency preparedness. It includes results from the IFMA 2014 Business Continuity Survey and research forums on emergency preparedness and business continuity.
‘High Stakes Business: People, Property and Services (Facility Management Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity in North America)’ looks at the growing necessity of emergency and business continuity planning as a strategic priority; one which provides a unique opportunity for facility managers to establish valued partner status in ensuring organizational resiliency and longevity.
“Emergency preparedness and business continuity are critical and complex tasks that affects all facets of commercial and institutional facilities are central to FM worldwide. This publication provides practical guidance to facility professionals in order to develop plans that will best equip their organizations to resume normal operations as quickly as possible after disaster strikes,” said Stephen Ballesty, IFMA Board of Directors, IFMA Research Committee Chair, Director, Head of Advisory, Head of Research.
The report is available at a cost of $180 for non IFMA members and £90 for members.