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A Manager's Guide to ISO22301 by Tony Drewitt

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CHAPTER 9: BCM CULTURE

As with any set of activities in an organisation, if BCM is seen as someone else’s responsibility and is not a part of every-day life, then it is not likely to be understood; nor will it work well when needed.

A key difference between BS25999 and ISO22301 is that the previous Standard required organisations: ‘to ensure that BCM becomes a part of its core values and effective management …’. In other words, everybody in the organisation must have some awareness of what BCM is, what it is for, how it works, and what it means for them.

This is really a sound philosophy, and whilst ISO22301 doesn’t expressly state the same requirement, by requiring awareness, it should result in the same overall levels of capability.

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