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How our personal value system impacts our risk profile

Article
Summary: You want as many of your people as possible to have the potential and capability for making superior decisions as often as possible in the best, most effective and fairest way. Most poor performance in business is down to inadequate preparation, thinking, analysis and decision making. We probably spend more time making decisions and implementing them than anything else in our lives, except sleeping.

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The power of the network and how it affects you

Article
Summary: Everything is connected with everything else. This may sound rather maximal but is it really? You, reader, may well be reading this article on a magazine while sipping a Greek coffee made with Arabica beans, sitting on a chair designed in Sweden, made in China from timber imported from Denmark.

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Business Continuity Management in crisis situations

Article
Summary: The danger of exiting the euro and political instability are considered the biggest future risks for large and very large businesses in Greece, according to a survey conducted by ALCO in cooperation with Fidel & Fortis.

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Business Continuity Management: Ensuring a viable future

Article
Summary: In recent years, organizations have shown an increased interest in Business Continuity, an area that had not previously received its fair share of attention. Not so long ago, people thought that Business Continuity was a thing to be handled solely by the technical departments of an organization. Times, however, have changed…

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Business continuity ISO 22301 when things go seriously wrong

Special Report
Summary: Contingency planning and disaster recovery were largely information technology-led responses to natural disasters and terrorism that affected businesses during the 1980s and early 1990s. There was a growing recognition, however, that this needed to become a business-led process and encompass preparing for many forms of disruption. In light of this, the discipline became known as business continuity management (BCM).

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Human Resources: An important ally in dealing with serious unexpected events

Article
The overwhelming majority of employees in Greece list having a sense security at work as a top priority. This helps them not only to maintain their effective performance but also, most importantly, to keep functioning with a clear head under the current adverse circumstances, without being overcome by fear and uncertainty for the future, and of course to support Business Continuity, the job itself and, finally, their own survival within the organization.

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Monday – never the best day of the week

Article
Summary: Thankfully this wasn’t a real incident – although you may be surprised to learn that COSMOTE has responded to over 20 incidents since February 2009. So why did we plan and carry out an unannounced evacuation of the buildings?
Safety – the COSMOTE Business Continuity (BC) programme has provided the BECs with best practice training, equipment and desk top simulations to help them learn how to manage incidents but these have always been scheduled events and incidents don’t start with everyone sitting around a table in a conference room.

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