Tag Archives: crisis preparedness

Are crises really inevitable?

Just about everyone has heard the assertion: It’s not a question of IF you will have a crisis, only a question of WHEN. That might sound like a clever maxim, much loved by consultants and commentators. But is it necessarily true? And … Continue reading

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Bean counters are vital for crisis prevention

Why are accountants and other money managers not always included as core players in crisis planning and preparedness? Why are they sometimes seen simply as tactical contributors, maybe concerned more with business continuity and system recovery? The reality is that their … Continue reading

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Why crisis preparedness is a great investment

Any time someone questions how to justify the expense of crisis preparedness and executive training, just remember the dire financial impact of a real crisis. Last month’s accident at Dreamworld was a terrible tragedy for the families of the four … Continue reading

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Crisis Proofing: A new approach to protecting your company

Most managers want to do what’s right for their organisation. Yet some struggle with exactly what needs to be done to protect against the reputational and organisational damage threatened by a crisis or major public issue. In response to this … Continue reading

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The Australian census crisis: what can we learn?

One of the highest profile organisational crises in recent times was last week’s disastrous failure of the Australian online census. The Bureau of Statistics website failed on census night, leaving millions of angry and frustrated citizens unable to submit their census information … Continue reading

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A serious gap in crisis preparedness

So, what is the role of the Board in crisis management? New research suggests it’s not well enough understood and needs a lot more attention. And the view from the Board Room shows a worrying vulnerability around crisis preparedness and prevention. … Continue reading

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5 ways to fix the problem facing crisis exercises

Crisis simulation exercises are a staple tool of management training. They force executives to test how good their crisis management capability really is. And they help promote leadership and team-building.  But they have one major problem. Too many executives seem … Continue reading

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