Disaster recovery plans test systems performance and recovery–but there is no scientific way to test the resilience of employees (or yourself) under disastrous conditions. This can leave your company exposed to human error, risks of danger, and miscommunication. Here are 10 questions managers should ask to make sure they’re addressing the nontechnical side of DR.
1: Is everyone physically all right?
2: Are key contributors emotionally stable?
3: Are you remaining calm?
4: Who takes over for a top performer?
5: Are you keeping your CEO informed?
6: Does everyone understand the communication tree?
7: Who in IT talks to whom?
8: Are you ready for the outside world?
9: What didn’t you think of?
10: How often do you review your plan?