None of us is as smart as all of us, as the saying goes. While the education programs offered by DRI-ANZ are an excellent basis for starting in business continuity and disaster recovery and then moving to advanced levels, member networking can be highly beneficial too. It’s the opportunity to keep in touch with colleagues and compare notes. It’s also a great way to stay up to date with the challenges and opportunities in both BC and DR. While the press and websites often have good background information on trends and developments, nothing beats talking to somebody who has tried a solution in a real life environment.
Member Get-Together Activities (MGTA) are the platform for encouraging knowledge sharing and exchange, as well as encouraging and consolidating friendships between members. Facilitating communications either online or face to face is key for this. As entrepreneurs know, progress is made fastest and the most mistakes are avoided by bouncing ideas back and forth. A decision you need to take about disaster recovery planning? A new idea you’d like to try out in business continuity? Direct feedback from colleagues who just like you do this for a living is the best way to accelerate effective and efficient planning and management in both areas.
Here’s how DRI-ANZ helps members to stay connected. Organised events in the BC Community include tours and site visits, special interest group meetings and BC trends presentations. However, face to face relationships are not always possible. So when members are working in their own organisations and locations, DRI-ANZ online tools still keep relationships strong: they include social networking style interactions, photo galleries and more. In short, it’s what you’d expect in a solution for keeping a network of knowledge, conversations and connections strong and lively. You can find out more at http://dri-anz.org/bc-community/ and sign up for the benefits today.