Many of our readers have expressed an interest in finding more information on the human aspects of their business continuity planning exercises.   While much has been discussed about this topic in prior postings on this website, our staff would like to point our reader’s attention a recent release by the British Standards Institute (BSI). 

In this release, the BSI enhances BS25999, the British Standard for business continuity management by focusing on the human aspects of business continuity and provides specific guidance on how to address the human factors within the planning cycle. 

The new document is referenced as PD25111 and has been created by a Working Group comprising many of the same advisory team that developed BS 25999. 

The guidance in PD25111 provides many of the answers needed to address how an organization can plan for and react to  “people issues” who are involved or affected by a disruption, and, further adds to the materials available to organization’s developing a business continuity plan or methodology within their organization. 

If applicable, please pass this information along to the business continuity and/or PS-Prep planners in your organization. 

Click here to read more about this topic as presented on a recent posting on the Continuity Forum website.

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