Business continuity planning helps protect your company from disaster, but it can also help protect it from bad ideas and poor management in everyday workflows. TechTarget recently noted that business continuity processes can help firms enhance their strategic planning, and boost their ability to meet goals.
"While business continuity is typically thought of as a process for responding to specific disruptive events, activities performed as part of the business continuity process may be useful in long-term strategic planning activities," the news source wrote.
These benefits manifest in several ways, including:
Mission planning – The development of a continuity of operations plan also outlines what a company's priorities are for everyday workflow. This in turn provides key insight into how to develop strong mission planning in every aspect of the business.
Plan evaluation – Because there can be little room for error in continuity planning, businesses can get much better by evaluating their strategies across the board. Plan evaluation can play a big part in future success and rolling out new processes and workflows.
Strategy implementation – Another key benefit gained from strengthening business continuity efforts is increased experience implementing complex strategies. With disaster recovery efforts, a plan needs to go perfectly, and the training and testing of such a strategy will help companies when deploying new general business strategies more effectively.
As companies focus on overall operational planning, how they develop business continuity can boost success rates and form a stronger foundation for developing key strategies in the future. However, it can help to enlist the services of business continuity consultants to ensure the success of your disaster planning in the first place.