Prepare your department for a crisis
What is business continuity planning?
It’s a plan put in place for when normal operations aren’t possible (e.g., COVID-19). A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) takes a snapshot of everything your department does on an annual basis, with a list of the resources it needs to function. The point of a BCP is to address abnormal situations and then get you back on track to operating as normal. Think of it as a road map to recovery.
The goal of BCP is to allow your department to continue its work despite entering into a crisis. Sometimes, departments may even have expectations to expand during hardship.
Indiana University requires every department on every campus to have a BCP in place. Be ready to get started on yours!