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An Introduction to Crisis Management Planning

Posted by The Brain on Jul 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM

What are crisis management plans and why do you need them?

Frankly, the evidence is frightening. Sure, companies no longer feel they are immune to crisis. But they are doing precious little to prepare for the eventuality of likely crises in their industries. What should companies be doing? It’s called crisis management planning, i.e. proactively assessing and addressing vulnerabilities to avoid or minimize the impact of crises.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

Critical Issues vs. Crises: Breaking Down the Differences

Posted by The Brain on Jul 11, 2018 8:33:56 AM

 

Why the differences matter

Even though crisis has fast become a fact of corporate life, too many organizations still think they’re immune. Case in point: nearly a third of companies have no crisis management plan in place. That is despite the unmistakable risks associated with crisis: harm to stakeholders, losses to the organization, or even business extinction. Why would companies take the risk?

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

Putting Together Your Crisis Management Team

Posted by The Brain on Jul 11, 2018 8:19:59 AM

 

Who goes on it, and what you should consider

You’ve just seen a competitor thrown into crisis, or maybe you’ve only barely weathered your own. Either way, now you’re convinced, more than ever, that you need a full-fledged crisis management function at your own business. It’s finally time to get started. The only question remains, who serves on the crisis management team?

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

What are the Five Barriers to Effective [Business] Decision Making?

Posted by The Brain on Jul 11, 2018 1:14:22 AM

Ask anyone about it, and they’ll say that making important business decisions is difficult – even for so-called natural leaders. It’s not that much of a mystery why. Even in normal times, decision making, as you can imagine, triggers stress. As for making decisions during crisis, forget about it! Those bonafide stressful moments are almost tailormade to hinder effective decision making. That’s because during them, there’re so many factors conspiring to make decision making a lot harder, because more irrational. Yes, irrational. Buckle up, folks; we’re quickly entering the realm of decision derailers.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

Recent Changes in Hazardous Waste Regulations

Posted by The Brain on Jul 6, 2018 3:00:00 AM

 

The Case of Australia and New Zealand

Like most advanced economies, Australia and New Zealand relied heavily on substances now deemed hazardous during industrialization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As a result, both countries now have relatively high, per-capita rates of hazardous waste. In response, both countries have installed relatively stringent regulatory regimes to safeguard environmental and worker safety. But some of those regimes have changed recently. This blog will provide an overview of recent changes in hazardous waste regulations.

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Topics: Incident Management, Work Health Safety

The Top 8 Public Crises of 2018… so far

Posted by The Brain on Jul 4, 2018 1:50:00 AM

 

We’re just over halfway through the year, and already 2018 has been chockfull (to bursting) with some of the worst public relations crises in recent memory. We thought we’d document the worst of the worst; but boy was it hard to choose. So in no particular order, here are the top eight public crises of the year, because you know, “eight rhymes with great”:

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis

Six Steps to Effective Contractor Relationship Management

Posted by The Brain on Jun 29, 2018 3:14:59 AM

 

You’ve read it before, but the nature of the modern workforce is changing and it’s changing fast. Nowadays, most companies, whether a Fortune 500 firm, a gritty start up, or a mom and pop, will employ third-party contractors to perform any number of essential business tasks.

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Topics: Incident Management, Compliance, Construction, Work Health Safety

Get to Know Noggin OCA: The Capability-Driven Approach to Resource Management

Posted by The Brain on Jun 27, 2018 2:16:58 AM

 

When it comes to incident and emergency response, effectively managing resources couldn’t be more important. Resources, i.e. materials, supplies, facilities, technologies, even people, are assets in every sense of the word. But they don’t get the job done in isolation. That’s where capabilities come in.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Task Management, Emergency Response, Resource Management

Get your corporate reputation management function started today

Posted by The Brain on Jun 22, 2018 4:36:55 AM

 

By now, you’re probably past questioning whether a corporate reputation management function makes sense for your firm. After all, seven out of ten crisis-experienced board members say it takes anywhere from one to five years to recover from a reputational crisis.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Noggin Crisis, Critical Issues Management

Get to Know Noggin OCA: Developing a Roles-based Approach to Resource Management

Posted by The Brain on Jun 20, 2018 2:06:35 AM

Emergencies happen suddenly. They flare up, instantly posing a threat to life, critical infrastructure, and the environment at large. And once they get going, they don’t stay static. Emergencies are highly fluid events by definition.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Emergency Task Management


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