Too many consultants - There are lots of
good companies that will analyze your business and write a disaster recovery
plan for you. The problem is implementation of the plan. That is left entirely
up to you. Remember consultants don't actually do anything, they just tell
you what to do.
Too many complicated parts -
businesses set up the way they do things over a long period of time. When a
crippling disaster hits you, you have to put all those things back in place ON THE FLY and AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! Resuscitating your business becomes your
only job! Naturally your customers and your business suffer.
Too Little Planning - Even if you drafted
a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation Plan or hired someone to do it for
you, most likely it hasn't been updated or tested. A bad outdated plan can
sometimes be worse than NO PLAN AT ALL.
Too Many Ideas (and not enough action)
- Besides the consultants , when a business is recovering from a crippling
set back,everybody has ideas and proposals about how to remake your business
and improve it. THIS IS A MONUMENTALLY BAD IDEA! The one thing you never
have enough of is time when you are in recovery mode. Staying on track ,
following the plan and moving as quickly as possible is the key to successfully
recovering from a disaster.What you were doing worked or you wouldn't be in
business. When you are trying to get back up and running , is the
WORST time to change things.
Too Many Opportunists - We aren't
pointing fingers at anybody but let's face it, doing the things it takes to put
your business back together creates opportunities for other entrepreneurs.This
isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can be extremely bad if it isn't managed