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Gain Management Support

Written by  MICHAEL HERRERA

Organizations in which management is strongly supportive of business continuity efforts have been proven to have higher-performing programs than those where management support is half-hearted. Interestingly, the degree of management support given to BCM in various organizations bears little to no relationship to the organization’s size. There are Fortune 100 organizations that have little to no management support for BCM and, consequently, weak business continuity programs. There are organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have superior levels of management support for BCM and, as a result have stellar business continuity programs. Why do some management teams staunchly support BCM while others either take a check-the-boxes approach or do not concern themselves with it at all? That question might be better asked of an industrial psychologist than a business continuity professional. But whatever the situation at your organization, you as the BCM manager have a responsibility to get your senior