If a crisis overcomes an organization, everyone goes into response mode and frantically starts working towards a solution as fast as possible. The crisis needs averting – now. But if you do not organize the individual response efforts, the results may not be as effective as could be. Read our latest blog on what happens to organizations which approach a crisis without a pre-arranged crisis organization structure. Best efforts, sub optimal results at best.
Use simple tools to manage an emergency
- Text taken and adapted from the book “Expect the unexpected: a comprehensive introduction in the PrepTIME crisis management system” - If we have good news, or want to introduce and sell a new product, nobody listens. We have to put in a lot of effort to draw the attention of our (potential) customers to … Continue reading Taking the Stage
What should be your top priority during emergencies?
How Godzilla got his role in the next episode of 'House of cards'. Most organizations have their safety systems and emergency response organization written on paper. Often these systems fail to perform up to expectations when tested in anger. The house crumbles and Godzilla takes over as main character.
Crises require quick decisions. However, there’s a couple of things about decisions that need to be in place before a decision can be effective: A) A good awareness of the current situation and the potential subsequent consequences that follow from it. In other words, we need to know about the here & now, and we need … Continue reading Making decisions during a crisis is like eating tomato soup
In the light of Costa Concordia, Scandinavian Star or, for that matter the Titanic, it is interesting to see what is and will be written about a disaster (long) after the dust settles. We usually empathise with the casualties and with the survivors, praising the bravery of all who helped or even rescued people against … Continue reading Hindsight is always 20/20