Open Thread – Do You Have a Backup?

While we do talk a lot about data storage and security here at WWD – today I want to switch gears and discuss personal, or personnel, continuity.

In my business I’m mostly a one man show, and when schedules run amok or there is illness in the family it can cause a breakdown of productivity. Being a Web Worker, I do have a lot of flexibility in where and when I can work, but sometimes there really aren’t enough hours in the day to recover that lost time.

It occurs to me that we think a lot about continuity in terms of our data and even our hardware, but we tend not to have a contingency plan if we are unable to work as many hours or as productively as we need to.

How do you manage this? Do you have someone who can fill in for you?