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The 4-3-3 Rule for Writing Business Recovery Checklists

When it comes to your organization’s recovery plan, your business recovery checklists might just be the single most important ingredient. They are the engine of your recovery plan.

As we state in MHA’s Complete Guide to Creating and Implementing a Business Recovery Plan, “Recovery checklists guide you step-by-step through the process of getting your business back up and running” after a disruption. Without such checklists, your team would have no direction as to the steps and actions they would need to take to respond to and recover from a disruption and to resume business operations. I urge you to take checklists seriously.

If you’re still reading, I will assume that means you are taking them seriously. Great. Now, let’s roll our sleeves up and get to the heart of today’s post.

Having accepted the importance of recovery checklists, you might be wondering how to develop them for your own organization.