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The Rise and Fall of the Minerals Management Service: A risk management cautionary tale

Posted by The Brain on Sep 21, 2018 2:27:03 AM

 

In the words of former White House energy and climate change tsar, Carol Browner, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the worst environmental disaster the U.S. has had to face. The toll of the disaster is indeed difficult to comprehend. For nearly three months, more than four million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, the equivalent of multiple Exxon Valdez spills. And as to the length of shoreline oiled, scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found oil along 1,313 miles of ecologically-sensitive Gulf coast.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Mining, Oil & Gas, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

Understanding the Product Recall Threat

Posted by The Brain on Sep 19, 2018 6:53:49 AM

 

Selling goods on the market? Then you know the product recall threat can’t be understated. Defective products are already a leading cause of liability loss, according to insurance giant, Allianz. And the overall toll of consumer goods incidents to (just) the U.S. economy: $1 trillion plus per year. You can’t make this stuff up.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning

Why Crisis Management Planning Isn’t Enough

Posted by The Brain on Sep 12, 2018 7:59:10 AM

 

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Businesses aren’t playing around, waiting for crisis. At least, not any more. As the crisis threat grows in kind and intensity, organizations in all major industries have taken notice. Now, some 80 percent of business leaders believe that their organizations are only a year away from a potential crisis. 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning

Why Master School Emergency Lockdown Terms?

Posted by The Brain on Sep 12, 2018 1:22:09 AM

 

Building or updating your school emergency lockdown plan? Smart move. As you probably know, during the first half of the year, the US averaged over one active school shooting incident per week. What’s more, the number of bomb threats also seems to be rising. The need for school emergency lockdown planning has never been greater.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management, Education and Schools, Crisis Plans, Universities, Crisis Planning

Preparing for a Campus Active Shooter Incident

Posted by The Brain on Sep 12, 2018 1:21:48 AM

 

As students of all ages head back to school this fall, one topic on administrators’ minds will be school safety, and that means preparing for the possibility of an active shooter on campus.

And preparation is becoming more important. There were 30 percent more school shootings in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 school year than in 2016-2017, and the number of guns found on campus soared by 267 percent, according to a new report from the nonprofit Educator’s School Safety Network (ESSN). The report also says that during a crisis, teachers and school administrators are often the first first responders, and if they’re not prepared, everyone is more vulnerable.

So how can schools respond effectively to an active shooter incident? We offer three key ways. 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Education and Schools, Crisis Plans, Universities, Crisis Planning

Assessing the Resource Management Challenges of Business-as-usual Work

Posted by The Brain on Sep 7, 2018 4:41:42 AM

 

Resource management is all about getting the right people and things to the right places at the right time. Officially, it’s the organizational function dedicated to coordinating and overseeing tools, processes, and systems that help provide managers with appropriate resources in an appropriate timeframe.

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Topics: Resource Management

Severe Weather Emergency Planning: What you need to know

Posted by The Brain on Sep 5, 2018 8:10:03 AM

 

One of the great unknowns, severe weather happens everywhere, at any time, causing untold devastation often with little to no advanced warning.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management, Emergency Response, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning

Overcoming the “Set It, and Forget It!” Bias in Crisis Planning

Posted by The Brain on Aug 31, 2018 4:25:12 AM

 

In some contexts, like when you’re making a Rotisserie chicken, the impulse to “set it, and forget it” makes sense. It’s been market tested, after all. In other domains, like crisis preparedness, the “set it, and forget it” instinct only leads to long-term ruin. So why then do so many teams fall prey?

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning

Beware! Leaked Chats Becoming the New Leaked Emails

Posted by The Brain on Aug 29, 2018 7:38:26 AM

 

How big have chat apps gotten? Just look at the data. Survey findings show that three quarters of us now prefer using chat to other forms of electronic communication. In concrete numbers, the biggest free messaging services, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Facebook Messenger, have around a billion active users apiece. And those users aren’t just in a couple of high-income countries. WhatsApp and Messenger users, in particular, are pretty spread out across advanced and emerging markets.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

What’s the IRAP Assessment?

Posted by The Brain on Aug 24, 2018 7:15:41 AM

 

Government bureaucracies get a bit of a bum rap; too often, people perceive them as stodgy and resistant to change. But just like the majority of big private actors, federal governments around the world have undertaken pretty substantial digital transformation projects, adopting the latest in digital technology to make their processes and agencies more accessible to the people.

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Topics: Risk Management, Incident Management, Intelligence, Security Management


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