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Planning and Co-ordinating Your Team

The BC strategies and plans that you select and agree upon are going to direct the roles and responsibilities that you require your staff to take on. Depending on the stage and situation of an incident, you’re likely to need different numbers of staff to do different things to different levels of intensity. Planning in advance which people you’re going to call upon, for example, at the onset of a disruption, or who’s going to be involved in the team that leads the recovery process back to business as usual, helps enormously during an incident. Not only are you better prepared, but also team members know what’s expected of them and aren’t surprised when you ask them to take on a new role at short notice.

aheadofthegame_uk.eps Keep your BC plan updated when you review your strategies so that staff lists and teams remain relevant and up to date. Take into account changes of staff, working patterns and critical activities that may differ according to factors such as seasonality, supplier demands and customer requirements.

Hold a regular review of BC teams and roles with your staff along with the review of your strategies. Doing so ensures that your plans and assessments stay relevant and additionally you involve your staff in greater participation and so generate enthusiasm.

In addition to your review, create a golden rule that you take into account any changes to work ...

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