There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether business continuity as a profession needs to take a more strategic role in organizations. Luke Bird FBCI CRISC gives his view of the current situation and the development that is needed within the profession.
"Is business continuity really becoming more strategic? This is something that has really been bugging me recently. As a professional, I don't feel particularly strategic. If anything, I'd describe myself as a 'perpetual doer'. I have never really once considered strategy in my day job/s (maybe when writing out the context of the organization section of a management system and aligning to strategic goals). I feel that my strategic mindset is probably one of my weakest skills.
I believe business continuity is not as strategic as it thinks..."