Working together is the key for successfully delivering organisational resilience. This is the core concept of the Manifesto for Organisational Resilience issued by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in tandem with Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018.
In the new 15-page document, the BCI explains what it will do in order to deliver its vision of a resilient world. To this end, the Manifesto lists four main points:
*Research: The BCI will champion academic research and new thinking for the benefit of the practitioner community
*Global Alliances: The BCI will create a series of global and local Resilience Alliances with other like-minded professional bodies
*Best Practice Groups: The BCI will aim to utilise the ‘collective brain power’ of some of the most experienced practitioners to create practice groups in the UK, Europe, India, North America and Australasia
*Online Resilience Tool: The BCI will develop a free online tool designed to increase awareness among organisations of all sizes and across all sectors
In this Manifesto, the BCI provides a detailed explanation of the concept of organisational resilience (ie ‘the ability of an organisation to absorb and adapt in a changing environment’) and how disciplines should collaborate in order to achieve it.
David Thorp, executive director of the BCI, stated: “Our view at the BCI is that no organisations can claim ownership of the resilience ground. What we propose is to work with other professional bodies and membership organisations in the resilience spectrum to provide a range of benefits for the mutual gain of all of our members. Collaboration is the key to a resilient future for organisations, This Manifesto is the first step towards making that future happen.”
The BCI’s Business Continuity Awareness Week 2018 was sponsored by Strategic BCP and SAI Global.
Founded back in 1994 with the aim of promoting a more resilient world, the BCI has established itself as the world’s leading Institute for business continuity and resilience. The BCI has become the membership and certifying organisation of choice for business continuity and resilience professionals globally with over 8,000 members in more than 100 countries working in an estimated 3,000 organisations in the private, public and third sectors.
The vast experience of the Institute’s broad membership and partner network is built into the organisation’s education, Continuing Professional Development and networking activities. Every year, more than 1,500 people choose BCI training, with options ranging from short awareness raising tools through to a full academic qualification available online and in a classroom.
The Institute stands for excellence in the resilience profession and its globally recognised certified grades provide assurance of technical and professional competency.
The BCI offers a wide range of resources for professionals seeking to raise their organisation’s level of resilience, while its extensive thought leadership and research programme helps drive the industry forward. With approximately 120 Partners worldwide, the BCI Partnership offers organisations the opportunity to work with the BCI in promoting Best Practice in business continuity and resilience.
The BCI welcomes everyone with an interest in building resilient organisations, be they newcomers, experienced professionals or organisations. Further information about the BCI is available online at www.thebci.org