• People-centred business continuity: A case for inclusive design

Ivanova, Ninela ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0332-170X, 2022, Conference or Workshop, People-centred business continuity: A case for inclusive design at 23rd DMI: Academic Design Management Conference: Design Management as a Strategic Asset, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, 3-4 August 2022.

Abstract or Description:

This conceptual paper draws together the seemingly disparate concepts of business continuity and inclusive design with a two-fold overarching aim. Firstly, the paper aims to make a case for people-centred approaches to business continuity planning, particularly in areas of real-time assessment, building agile and resilient organisations, and new value creation. This is fulfilled by tracing recent developments in business continuity thinking and business continuity management practice, that highlight a shift from a purely functional approach, to a more holistic, embedded, dynamic, people-centred and strategic stance. Secondly, the paper aims to propose new applications of inclusive design for business impact in general, and business continuity in particular, thereby extending the business case for inclusive design as outlined in British Standards (BS 7000-6:2005). This is fulfilled by highlighting the rationale, value and emergent opportunities in this area. In bringing the two concepts and their respective theory and practice together, the paper also presents recent discussions on the intersection of design thinking and business continuity, which demonstrate the potential value that a design-led approach can bring to enable people-centredness and inclusion in the domain of business continuity. Additionally, the paper proposes a first-level definition of ‘people-centred business continuity’ which is considered a steppingstone in the research process for further investigation in both theory and application.

Official URL: https://www.dmi.org/page/ADMC2022Proceedings?&hhse...
Subjects: Other > Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 13:45
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 13:45
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5245
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