Providing the Visibility Business Resiliency Teams Rely On

In a truly resilient organization, everyone has visibility into the information required to do their part. Staying resilient means active participation, and that requires insight.  Insight arises from visibility, which is all about people being able to see information that’s relevant to their roles in real time and to act on it quickly, making mid-course corrections. In short, it means seeing the right information, at the right time, at the right level. Achieving that goal requires putting effective measures and reporting in place so a disruptive event can always be quickly and accurately sized up and acted upon before it occurs—and progress can be objectively evaluated and improved before, during and after an event.

Because events can happen so suddenly and the status of a situation can change so fast, it’s impossible to achieve the needed level of visibility using spreadsheets and presentation decks. To be able to consistently provide people with the information they need, when they need it, automated technology tools are critical. Teams need workflows that take the guesswork out of what to do, as well as dashboards that they can access based on the type of data they need to see, and that are updated in real time to ensure everyone is acting on the latest information.

Visibility into accurate, timely information is indispensable in a crisis, as well as useful in the times between crises, when teams can use it to quickly identify gaps in business continuity planning and other activities that build resiliency. (Read more...)

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