Hurricane season is on the way, and tragically many businesses will be caught under-prepared. In 2012 severe weather caused more than $100 billion in damaged within the U.S. alone, and a failure to plan and prepare can mean a big storm takes your business out for good. There are enough unpredictable crises in the world, there’s no excuse to not plan for events that can be expected to impact you.
To help, our friends at MissionMode have published a whitepaper on severe weather planning that includes tips on planning, preparedness, and resiliency:
This white paper is a guide to planning and implementing your weather response, and it’s much more than a simple checklist. Resiliency is the ability to withstand and ‘bounce back’ from an emergency event. The white paper helps you to think through the processes that will result in a successful response to a weather threat. Your business and people will then be truly prepared and resilient.
To download the paper, head to the MissionMode site by clicking here.
For more resources, see the Free Management Library topic: Crisis Management
[Jonathan Bernstein is president of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc., an international crisis management consultancy, author of Manager’s Guide to Crisis Management and Keeping the Wolves at Bay – Media Training. Erik Bernstein is vice president for the firm, and also editor of its newsletter, Crisis Manager]