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Dealing with the Personal Dimension of BC/DR

Written by  DANIEL SCHELLENGER April 8, 2010

Effective management of disasters for any business takes the execution of a well developed plan to deploy resources of response and recovery. Each employee of the business should be on intimate terms with the plan so that when they are called to action there is no hesitation, no questions, and very little room for failure of essential functions to return to a near-normal state. Physical and mental preparedness are key components in training and exercises – creating a strong operational backbone – even in the face of diverse situations. While most business continuity plans place emphasis on how the company will survive during a disaster, there is an additional dimension that would be a wise administrative move to consider – the survivability of its personnel as well. The commitment to an employee’s professional life is largely determined by the safety and comfort of his or her personal life. According to an article

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