A business continuity plan is a proactive planning process that makes sure your organization remains operative in the event of a disruption, disaster or pandemic.
The business continuity plan could be likened to an insurance policy ─ so much the better if we never have to use it. Yet comparing it to an insurance policy is not accurate. Crisis management and business continuity are not meant to be used solely in reaction to an emergency situation. On the contrary, they are also a self defence mechanism that allows you to detect potential threats to your organization before the damage is done. Your business continuity plan will let you set up and manage a crisis unit, get all critical and essential operations back up and running, and contact and relocate backup staff to make sure things return to normal as quickly as possible.