Key person analysis: The most important in a nutshell

  • Key persons are unique individuals who have company-specific experience and tacit knowledge.
  • Their failure would be of considerable consequence for the company and can lead to significant disruptions.
  • Internal key persons are employees who are important for certain processes and procedures of the company.
  • External key persons can be business partners, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.
  • The key person analysis is an ongoing process and should be updated regularly. 

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What are key people?

Basically, a key person in a company can be said to have a measure of decision-making authority, process knowledge, access to sensitive information or areas, which makes you a strategic asset to a company. Examples may include the following positions:

  • Owner
  • GL Member
  • VR Member
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Directorial Assistant
  • IT Supporter

Why do I have to deal with this?

Knowing these key people or positions is elemental for management to minimize the risk of failure and ensure longer-term success.  

How does SBIS support?

Once the key persons have been identified in a first step by means of the analysis, a structured and comprehensible risk identification and assessment can be carried out methodically in further sub-steps. SBIS supports you in the analysis and also in the further handling of the key persons.

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