The phrase ‘Workplace Recovery’ is often thrown around in conversations about Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, as part of the package, but why is it so important if you already have a solid cloud solution in place? Won’t remote access cover all your needs? After all you can work from home or a café if you really need to, can’t you? Whilst hot-desking and café-computing are both reasonable scenarios, without a secure workplace to bring your team together, the very sense of community and shared-enthusiasm can quickly diminish, leaving only individual workers and separated tasks at a time when your business needs strength and a one-for-all attitude.
The Aftermath – What Could Happen After a Workplace Disaster?
Post-workplace disaster, spirits are likely to be low, staff may not know where they’re going to go the next day, and they may not even understand what has happened if it isn’t a ‘physical’ disaster. As a business owner or leader, you may experience people’s general confusion and be faced with questions that are difficult to answer. If you don’t have a secure plan in place once your data has been recovered, then how can you guarantee people will turn up the next day? Will the ‘feel’ of the working environment change? Will they feel safe out of their everyday office environment? These questions may seem surreal, but they’re all things that could come up in an environment that becomes suddenly unstable.
Why a Designated Workplace Recovery Environment Works
With day-to-day operations up in the air, getting your team together in one room is crucial, there’s going to be a lot of re-grouping needed and you’ll need to highlight the priorities for the next few days and weeks. With a secure Workplace Recovery strategy in place, you’ll have a base in which to operate and start again; something that’s priceless in tough times.
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