Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and waves of illness can all threaten the livelihood of a business of almost any size, but are especially dangerous at small or medium levels. According to the Insurance Information Institute, as much as 40% of businesses affected by a disaster will never re-open. Even without a complete shutdown, you may face inability to meet customer demand and loss of business, you may also experience a loss of confidence in your business by stakeholders. In addition, there is an immediate risk to you and your employees in an environment that is not adequately prepared for things like flooding, fires, and earthquakes. In this article, we’re going to go through the five steps you need to take to prepare your business to take on, well, almost anything.
Step 1 Program Management
- Keep your employees, customers, and anyone else in the proximity safe. Make sure that your plan will be executable not only for able-bodied workers, but also for the elderly and those with disabilities.
- Minimize interruptions to customer service and production.
- Prevent contamination between intentionally separated elements of your operation.
- Keep your brand perceptions and reputation intact through a crisis period.
Step 2 Planning
Step 3 Implementation
Step 4 Testing
Step 5 Improvement
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