A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) without Telework is not a BCP
By Chuck Wilsker and John Edwards, The Telework Coalition
(Originally published in Association of Contingency Planners Newsletter, November 2005)
Whether you call it telework or distributed work, you need it if you want to have a comprehensive BCP. Dealing with the inability of personnel to access the workplace is an often neglected part of BCPs. A recent study found that less than half of the organizations polled had incorporated telework into their plans. Employers go to great lengths to back up their data and infrastructure, but the inability of workers to get to either their offices or other assigned alternate work locations whether they are destroyed, quarantined, or the staff itself is quarantined, will have a devastating impact on an organization’s ability to survive.
COOP – Selected Agencies Could Improve Planning for Use of Alternate Facilities and Telework during Disruptions.
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