Every year, businesses are looking for new ways to thrive, new systems to help them hit their goals, and ways to streamline different parts of their business in order to run more efficiently without dropping an ounce of security. That last bit can be the sticking point for many businesses, so today we want to talk about what you can do to make 2019 your smoothest year in business yet.
One of the easiest ways to get your year started off on the right track is by taking stock of the systems you already have in place. The systems you use to streamline production, keep your organization safe in the face of business disruptions, even what’s utilized to make day-to-day operations easier. Look at ways you could refine what you already use, where you might add technologies or change features. Sometimes all that’s needed is a small tweak to existing systems, and sometimes a complete overhaul makes the most sense.
New Ways to Prepare
If there are holes in your systems or places where new technologies might be beneficial, this is a good time to look at how to make that work for you. Especially when it comes to business continuity and crisis management, it’s important to utilize technologies to make a robust plan with all the pieces necessary to hit “go” on your BC plan no matter what disruption rears its head. Look at how you are preparing now, what steps you take when you run drills, and consider if there are ways for you to incorporate technology that would make this easier, more reliable, or more all-encompassing.
Integrate as Much As Possible
Having a bunch of pieces of a puzzle that don’t talk to each other really doesn’t work in today’s business world, not when you want things to run smoothly. Specifically, when it comes to business continuity, if your platform doesn’t integrate with crucial external pieces, it’s not going to serve you all that well when disruption occurs. Make sure you’re working with an incident management and emergency notification system that offers integrations, that offers a mobile app, and makes business continuity on the go second nature. So often, when disruptions occur, you’re not in front of your computer, it’s not an ideal situation, and you need to be able to access not only the critical components of your BC Plan to implement immediately but the integrations that get all the wheels moving at once, too. This, really, is the key to the smoothest BC process possible.
Trust the Experts
Just as you know how important it is to be trusted by your clients and customers as the experts in what you do, sometimes one of the best things you can do to keep your business running as smoothly as possible is to trust other experts with pieces of your business that need that professional touch. When it comes to business continuity, this is often a matter of working with a team to help get the proper structure and logic built into your IMS system upfront so that it does what you need it to, when you need it to. It’s also important to work with a team that you know will help you along the way when you run into issues, or have unexpected questions.
Keeping your business running smoothly is an ever-evolving process, especially when the threat landscape for organizations is constantly changing alongside you, but if you keep these things in mind while you navigate those business challenges and shifts, you’ll have the checklist you need to ensure you’re protected and streamlined through 2019 and beyond.
MissionMode is the trusted leader in providing organizations with an effective and reliable emergency notification and incident management system, specifically designed to handle your organization’s needs from end to end. The MissionMode Notification Center allows our clients to send two-way multimodal notifications to employees during times of crisis. Our Situation Center acts as a virtual command center in times of emergency or during a business disruption, helping our clients to successfully manage the given emergency by enabling your team to be activated in a virtual setting, performing assigned tasks and checklists related to the given incident from onset to resolution.
From incident management to mass notification to interactive field communications, mobile control, integrated weather planning and more, MissionMode’s team of seasoned and certified emergency managers and business continuity practitioners are dedicated to being a reliable partner in your incident management and mass communication needs.