Thursday 21 June 2018

What You Need to Know When Disaster Strikes

I have been in this exact spot while enjoying vacations in Kelowna!

Written by Robyn T. Braley

How will you respond on the day the unthinkable happens to your business? There is seldom a warning when an unplanned event like a plant explosion, wildfire, flash flood, IT hack, financial crisis, death or pandemic happens.

Planning for disaster will reduce the impact and even help you manage the risk. Cleaning up the warehouse, properly storing flammable materials, clearing deadwood and debris from around your buildings, providing safety training for the staff or retaining qualified IT specialists are make-sense preventative actions.
But, the destruction of “things” is secondary. People’s lives – men, women, children, and families - can be destroyed in an instant. The lives they knew yesterday will never be the same the day after disaster strikes.

A Crises Communications Plan, even one roughed out on a coffee shop napkin, can save lives, keep your business operating and protect your company's reputation.