IFMA's High Stakes Business: People, Property and Services (Facility Management Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity in North America) is a look at the growing necessity of emergency and business continuity planning as a strategic priority — one which provides a unique opportunity for facility managers to establish valued partner status in ensuring organizational resiliency and longevity. This report considers results from the IFMA 2014 Business Continuity Survey and Research Forums on emergency preparedness and business continuity.
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“Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity are critical and complex tasks that affects all facets of commercial and institutional facilities are central to FM worldwide. This publication provides practical guidance to facility professionals in order to develop plans that will best equip their organizations to resume normal operations as quickly as possible after disaster strikes.”
~ Stephen Ballesty, IFMA Board of Directors, IFMA Research Committee Chair, Director, Head of Advisory, Head of Research | Rider Levett
This report is sponsored by RLE Technologies and commissioned by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) to help its members navigate the challenges, and identify trends and practices in the area of emergency preparedness and business continuity. Discussions and results from the IFMA Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Research Forums, along with the IFMA 2014 Business Continuity Survey form the basis of this paper. Survey results are included within the appendix section.