The Definitive Guide to Disaster Planning

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This guide outlines the most basic, yet impactful steps organizations should take to build resilience in the face of all types of business threats.

In many cases, these steps will not require complex, long-term projects for implementation, nor significant capital investment. Instead, much of the commitment simply depends on prioritizing the attention of your organization and building a company-wide culture of preparedness. The hardest step is often the first when it comes to implementing such a strategy, but with the help of this guide, the road to preparedness does not have to be overwhelming.


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There is perhaps no more important element to a successful disaster strategy than gaining support and buy-in across your organization. Additionally, an effective strategy cannot be created nor implemented without the help of others. Therefore, obtaining leadership approval is an important first step that is necessary for gaining support and funding for each element of your plan.

Leadership buy-in is critical for both the implementation and execution of your strategy. Of course, building a capable team will also set you up for success. Therefore, you should involve your employees in the disaster response planning process to let them know you’re ready for whatever crisis may occur and build buy-in towards a culture of preparedness. By working together, you can design a plan that will accommodate the challenges faced throughout the organization during a disaster.

Organizations face continuous threats that can put lives in danger and disrupt operations. However, implementing an incident management program that fits your organization is challenging. To help mitigate these threats, Agility offers an integrated business continuity solution that helps your business plan, test, train, alert and recover—all in one. It enables organizations to eliminate business impacts and make sure their workforce is safe and informed.