Why is Strategic Business Planning Important?

Every business has goals and aspirations. Whether it be to increase profits, expand market engagement or to grow your audience, you know where you want your business to go. But do you know how to get there? And what will you do if an…

Transitioning to a COVID-Normal World: 5 Points for Businesses to Consider 

The current national roadmap for Australia sees the end of virtually all COVID-related restrictions before the beginning of 2022. High vaccination rates have allowed state governments to abandon the goal of reaching COVID-zero,…

What kinds of risk mitigation strategies are used in risk management? 

Risk management involves identifying and analyzing risks that could have detrimental impacts on your business before they cause problems. In the risk management world, there are four main risk mitigation strategies:…

What does a disaster management consultant do? 

What does a disaster management consultant do?  John Gawne is the Managing Director of Resilient Services. He founded the consultancy in 2018 with the aim of providing businesses with specifically tailored approaches to risk…

What is a Crisis Management Plan? 

A Crisis Management Plan maps out how an organisation should respond to any organisational crisis. The Plan itself is divided into three stages: pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis. Negative events can be seemingly small, but a crisis of any size can have far-reaching and long-lasting effects. With COVID-19…

What is Disaster Management and why is it important?

In these unprecedented times, it has become clear that unexpected events require adequate preparation and planning. The future is full of unknowns, and planning for a disaster is only effective if that preparation is done in…

What is a Business Impact Assessment?

What is a business impact assessment?  A business impact assessment is conducted in the initial stages of the business continuity process. To conduct this assessment, a short amount of time is spent meeting with and collating information from different business departments…