In recent years, we’ve witnessed an increase in the severity of catastrophic weather events, the largest observed cybercrime in our history, and are now living through a once-in-a-century global pandemic.
While each event is unique in its manifestation, collectively they represent prime examples of unpredictable and significant disruptions to businesses continuity and government operability as we’ve ever witnessed.
While many organizations had what were deemed to be adequate business continuity plans in place, even the most diligently prepared organizations were likely to have recognized where mitigation planning could be significantly improved once tested by these extremes.
As we now look towards transitioning from the abrupt shift to social distancing and remote work back to the familiarity of our offices and communal spaces, it will be important to have the structures in place to successfully negotiate the complexities of diverse and evolving guidelines from hundreds of regional authorities.
It will also require a high level of situational awareness to manage it effectively. Delivering information efficiently in order to facilitate the necessary collaboration and coordination among stakeholders will make all the difference in navigating this next stage of the crisis while diminishing the impact of the additional disruption.
Whether it’s an unexpected weather event, cybersecurity breach, or a global pandemic, ensuring you have the right communication strategies, processes and tools in place can help you scale to manage and respond quickly to evolving situations.
Effective Communications Strategies
Your communication strategy and processes will play a critical role in keeping your employees safe while diminishing the impact of additional disruption. The Returning to Work: Critical Communications Strategies to Consider white paper provides guidance on delivering information efficiently in order to facilitate the necessary collaboration and coordination among stakeholders that will make all the difference in navigating this next stage of the crisis while minimizing organizational disruption.
In addition, the Return to Work Resource Kit provides your organization with a set of tools and best practices in crisis management and communication planning to support your journey back to the office as part of this next stage in the crisis.
Download these and other valuable resources to help your organization respond to the changing dynamics of any situation and avoid further business disruption and risk to people, assets, facilities and your supply chain.