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If you follow our FaceBook page you’ll know that everyone at KingsBridge is passionate about something. Some of us bike, some of us fish, but all of us love being outdoors (whenever the work is done)! A few weeks ago, I was in Moab Utah biking with some friends and had an incident, that luckily didn’t turn into a disaster (but it very nearly did) and it made me think about Disaster Recovery.
We planned the trip to Moab (my 4th) earlier this year and had 13 friends there to ride for a week. On the second day, while climbing out of a canyon, riding at less than 2mph I slipped and feel over. While it didn’t seem like much of an accident it did hurt like crazy. To make a long story short, I bruised my ribs and nearly lost the entire week of riding with friends.
How did make me think of Disaster Recovery? Keep reading…
In business, every day is a relative repeat of the day before. We carry on without many concerns about disasters; but they are never really far away. Having mountain biked for more than 20 years, I’ve fallen off my bike before, but never bruised ribs (or worse). So I had no reason to think this ride wouldn’t be a repeat of all my other rides. However, when I fell off my bike it all changed and this incident luckily remained an incident and didn’t grow into a disaster. The same goes for your business, every day the lights work, but one day (usually without warning) the lights don’t work. Without a plan, this incident becomes a disaster. With a current plan in place, your incident remains an incident. I was lucky to only bruise ribs, but it could have been much worse!
Make sure your business only bruises its ribs and not much worse!