JDR Vol.16 No.1 pp. 31-39
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2021.p0031


Study of New Normal Business Continuity to Improve Resilience Against Uncertain Threat

Hideki Goromaru*,***,†, Tomohiro Kokogawa**,***, Yoshihisa Ueda***, and Sumiko Fukaya***

*Chiba Institute of Technology
2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino-shi, Chiba 275-0016, Japan

Corresponding author

**International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

***The Resilience Research Council of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

October 19, 2020
December 15, 2020
January 30, 2021
COVID-19, business continuity planning (BCP), after action review (AAR), resilience, agility

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly influenced a lot of organizations. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) should be developed within each organization; however, it is not effective and perplexes organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic will remain prevalent for a few years, and there is a possible future threat of other infectious diseases. Therefore, it is important to learn from this pandemic and apply this knowledge to future BCP. In this study, issues with COVID-19 BCP are clarified by analyzing an online discussion among willing participants. The following suggestions resulted from the analysis: 1. It is difficult to obtain reliable information when it is necessary. 2. Decisions must be made, not knowing whether governmental measures are appropriate or not. 3. Fear results in bias. 4. Responses may delay if one is too dependent upon the assistance and information from government and/or other sources. Based on these results, BCP during the pandemic is suggested to encourage resilience during the uncertain threat expected in the future.

Cite this article as:
H. Goromaru, T. Kokogawa, Y. Ueda, and S. Fukaya, “Study of New Normal Business Continuity to Improve Resilience Against Uncertain Threat,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.16 No.1, pp. 31-39, 2021.
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