- a. Business functions and processes
These are the most critical components since they have the greatest impact on the operations of the company and potential process of recovery. Employees of a company all have an innate understanding of the business functions and processes within their departments. The operations will succeed if data is gathered and comprehensively developed to meet the mission of the company. The business processes of any given organization entail the mission-critical functions, which are attained through asking by using questionnaires, workshops or even interviews. The objective is to get an answer as to the first five things people would engage in after a disaster in their department subsides. Examples of business functions include operations, research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, legal, and sales and marketing among others.