BS 65000 - Guidance for Organizational Resilience
Resilience is crucial for any organization to survive and prosper. But what exactly is resilience and how can it be improved?
The new standard BS 65000 provides clarity and guidance, describing the nature of resilience and ways to build and enhance resilience in your organization.
BS 65000 defines organizational resilience as the ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to events – both sudden shocks and gradual change. That means being adaptable, competitive, agile and robust.
One way to improve resilience is by integrating and coordinating the various operational disciplines in an organization, so BS 65000 draws on other standards relating to these disciplines. Most organizations work within a complex web of interactions. The standard recognises that it is essential to build resilience not only within an organization but across networks and in partnership with others.
Using agreed terminology, BS 65000:
• clarifies the meaning of resilience
• highlights the key components of resilience
• helps an organization to measure its resilience and make improvements
• identifies good practice found in other disciplines and defined in existing standards
BS 65000 will be very valuable to anyone responsible for building resilience in their organizations. That includes risk managers and continuity practitioners and those involved with governance, emergency management and supply chain management.