| 1. An objective to attain or accomplish the result from an effort or action.
Similar Term: Business Continuity Objective.
Notes (2): Setting BC objective allows organization to know what it wants to achieve and exactly, how close or how far, the organization is actually achieving it.
Notes (3): The BC objective will assist in answering the management's concern on whether its investment in business continuity make sense.
Notes (4): At strategic level, the BC objectives is for the entire Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). At tactical level, it is the RTO, RPO, MBCO and Testing and Exercising objectives. For a larger size organization with complexity in its processes, the operational level BC objective can be added to the business unit level.
Notes (5): Set BC objectives that can be measured. For example, "Comply with the Ministry of Manpower's Workplace Safety and Heath (WSH) Act by achieving bizSAFE level 3 certification by December 31 using ISO22301 methodology", "Improve the recovery time by 24 hours of issuing payroll while not incurring extra cost."
2. An objective is a result to be achieved.
Notes (1) : An objective can be strategic, tactical or operational.
Notes (2) : Objectives can relate to different disciplines (such as financial, health and safety, and environment goals) and can apply at different levels [such as strategic, organization-wide, project, product and process.
Notes (3) : An objective can be expressed in other ways, e.g. as an intended outcome, a purpose, an operational criterion, as a societal security objective or by the use of other words with similar meaning (e.g. aim, goal, or target).
Notes (4) : In the context of societal security management system standards, societal security objectives are set by the organization, consistent with the societal security policy, to achieve specific results.
(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.32
3. An objective may be expressed in other ways, e.g. as an intended outcome, a purpose, an operational criterion, as a business continuity objective or by the use of other words with similar meaning (e.g. aim, goal, or target).
(Source: ISO 22300 Societal Security — Terminology)