Crisis Preparedness

 

 

 

Businessmen in rain

 

Let’s hope none of us ever has to face a corporate crisis. Unfortunately, chances are that most of us probably will at some point. Given that possibility, it is much better to be prepared than not. Step away from your day-to-day routine for a moment and objectively think about what could happen to your business and the people in it. Now list all the possibilities and ask yourself, “If any of these things happen, how are we going to manage?” My best guess is that it will start with forming a crisis management team, preparing some guidelines for that group to work with, and then actually staging a few mock crisis scenarios for your team to work through. No two crises are ever the same, yet taking time to consider and work with a lot of the possibilities puts you and your company way ahead of those who were convinced their company would never find itself in a crisis.

 

-Bill

 

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