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Are Politics Interfering with Your Business Continuity?

Politics in career progression, in investments, in enterprise projects – but in business continuity as well?

You might think that business continuity was immune to such ideas – Either a business is functioning properly (BC works) or malfunctioning, possibly to the extent of breakdown (BC needs to be fixed). Yet the planning and processes of business continuity itself are subject to internal political pressure. Here are a couple of things you might reflect on, so that at least you can BC manage around them, even if you can’t prevent them.

Long-standing business continuity vulnerabilities can be difficult to handle, when their longevity is due to senior managers deliberately turning a blind eye.

Putting such risks into the spotlight can be seen as a threat to the credibility and reputation of those who chose to ignore it. The only way to address such risks correctly may be to gather suitable data, and present it to those who need to know or who should know better, being ready to take it to higher levels if necessary.

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