Resilience has become a mantra across the business world. And operational resilience, in particular, has emerged as a key corporate objective in the post-COVID era. Despite its rapid uptick in popularity, though, operational resilience isn’t well understood, at least according to relevant survey data.
BCI’s Operational Resilience Report 2022, for one, concluded that many of so-called operational resilience programs were, in fact, following the ISO 22316 organizational resilience standard rather than operational resilience best practices.
That’s not all. Some organizations were confusing operational resilience with business continuity “done well”.
So, why does it matter?
For starters, the fields of operational resilience and business continuity, despite their clear overlaps, are distinct. Practitioners would do well to acknowledge the very real differences, rather than risk undermining the viability of their resilience aims.
What, then, are the key differences? This guide lays them out, before making the case for a digital, integrated resilience workspace to address resilience needs.
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