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The BCI has released its latest report, ‘The Future of Business Continuity & Resilience Report 2021’. The report says that the recent spotlight shone on business continuity and resilience has seen professionals’ roles more respected and appreciated by senior management. Professionals are now more engaged in the strategic side of the business, with planning and processes adapting to be better suited to the more agile nature of developing scenarios

The Future of Business Continuity and Resilience Report takes a deep dive into the changes of the business continuity and resilience profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report further highlights the evolution of homeworking and the many implications, risks – and advantages – this brings to an organization.

Surveying 456 professionals from over 18 sectors across 64 countries around the globe, respondents reported that, following the pandemic, 59 percent of their role was ‘strategic’ and 41 percent of their role was ‘operational’. This is the first time a BCI survey has suggested that roles are now more involved in the strategic direction of the business rather than the operational side. Business continuity professionals have earnt the spotlight during the pandemic not only for their ability to provide strategic direction for the business, but for their breadth of knowledge about the business.

In addition, 70.2 percent of respondents in the 2021 report have said they have someone at the board and senior management level responsible for promoting resilience within the organization compared to 2020 where the figure 32.3 percent. Roles such as ‘Head of Resilience’ of ‘Chief Resilience Officer’ are becoming more widespread.

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