The benefits of crisis simulations: putting theory into practice
Whatever form they may take, crisis situations throw organisations into a state of uncertainty. There’s no way of predicting the date or scale of a crisis in advance, and the only effective tools at your disposal are forward planning and preparation.
Crisis prevention is all about identifying the risks and threats liable to affect the operations of your organisation, a crucial priority for your long term survival. Crisis prevention allows you to anticipate problematic situations and, often enough, to resolve the issues before they have the chance to become serious.
Nevertheless, no matter how well you plan and prepare, there is no such thing as a fool-proof system. The defining characteristic of crisis is its capacity to strike when least expected. And when a crisis arises, thorough preparation – by organisations, but above all by the women and men who make up those organisations – is the only way to minimise its scale and duration, and contain the unwanted consequences. Read more…