How To Save Your Company From Disastrous Pitfalls?
A company is like a child: it is easily led astray. Therefore an important task falls upon the company management: to ensure that the company is relatively stable, safe, and strong to recover the minor or [reasonably] major damage, hazard, harm it incurs. This is indeed a grueling exercise. Possibilities and probabilities are in abundance. Preparation is therefore key, if not preconceiving the threat. Each and every company in the market is expected to retain certain standards by the International Standards Office. These are a prerequisite to gaining and maintaining good reputation, which in turn will secure a good profit margin for the company. Business continuity management exists to help business organizations understand, identify and tackle disruptive incidents where reduction of likelihood, or complete circumvention of such incidents, is main priority. A set standard is therefore crucial. It’s a goal to be achieved.
How to implement the ‘standard’?
This is an entire process. It is up to you to decide whether you are up to tackle the implementation task by yourself or whether you should hire the services of a professional: an ISO 22301 consultant Singapore.
He should be your guide: providing all necessary information with regard to implementation, avoiding possible pitfalls, giving insights about the specifications of the auditors, etc. The responsibilities of the iso 22301 consultant are in this sense numerous. Moreover, he/she too needs to conduct on-site analysis, document the observations and propose adequate solutions. Sometimes, this is really a blessing, for it would consequently hoist-off a substantial workload from your own management staff’s shoulders. Nevertheless it is up to you to decide. Who else more is more likely to have the best interest of your company but you?
Are there any ‘cons’ to consider before I hire a specialist?
Of course there could be problems attached to professional assistance. Most evidently, he/she has access to sensitive information concerning the company management. You might want to consider foisting a confidentiality agreement upon him/her before you get started. It is better to be cautious sooner than later. It goes without saying that he/she will be exposed to certain vulnerabilities of your company. However it should be your prerogative to keep that information in confidence. It is also important to make sure that the specialist has adequate resources to properly investigate his affairs (manpower and such). More often than not he/tends bends towards the practice of conducting the whole operation on his/her own. This could be detrimental since what is necessarily crucial would be either overlooked, or ignored, or undocumented. As per the latter, company employees would be at a loss once the operation has been completed and the specialist has departed with his fat payment. Lastly, a background check on the specialist is not bound to be a wasteful effort. Swindlers aplenty; one must be cautious when navigating the often treacherous waters of the corporate world.