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Crisis Management Lessons from the Semiconductor Shortage

Posted by The Brain on Jun 1, 2021 2:43:26 PM

We’re in an era of supply chain crises. The latest frontier is the semiconductor shortage, particularly a scarcity of chips needed in new car electronic systems.

How bad is it? A staggering 93 percent of carmakers think the shortage will have a severe impact on the auto industry. Ford’s CEO even thinks it’s “perhaps the greatest supply shock” he’s ever seen. Of course, the semiconductor shortage won’t be the last such shock. 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

How to Update Your Pandemic Action Plan for the Next One

Posted by The Brain on May 4, 2021 3:42:15 PM

Before COVID-19, most businesses underestimated the risk of public health incidents. The number of companies that had a pandemic action plan, one of the key tools to ensure pandemic resilience, was quite low. And so, the question going forward is: how to update or develop that pandemic action plan for the next one?

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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

What is Operational Resilience? And why are industry regulators interested?

Posted by The Brain on Apr 6, 2021 2:11:19 PM

So, what is operational resilience?

At its most basic, operational resilience is simply your business’ ability to adapt to (remain resilient during) times of uncertainty and stress.

Operational resilience initiatives expand upon the traditional complement of business continuity management programs, focusing on the impacts, connected risk appetite, and tolerance levels for disruption of product or service delivery to internal and external stakeholders. Sounds pretty prosaic when you put it like that. So, why are regulators interested? 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Enterprise Resilience, Crisis Newsletter

What’s the Role of Crisis Management in Securing Key Assets?

Posted by The Brain on Mar 2, 2021 5:01:46 PM

In the aftermath of the US Capitol attacks, critics dissected the security response – a failure to predict leading to a sluggish, reactive response. And that’s often how we review incidents of civil unrest, through the prism of security operations. But we might be missing something crucial by this limited focus – namely the role of crisis management in securing key assets. 

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

How to Plan for the Bomb Threat to Schools and Other Organisations

Posted by The Brain on Feb 2, 2021 2:48:09 PM

It was mere months ago that a bomb threat gripped Australian schools. But already, educational institutions and other organisations might be forgetting the lessons.

While those threats turned out to be hoaxes, the risk remains real. How to prepare your organisation? 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

Plan for Severe Weather Events in 2021

Posted by The Brain on Dec 18, 2020 3:00:03 PM

2020 was no doubt a year for the crisis record books. So, what can crisis leaders expect in the year ahead? Not Nostradamus-level prognostication, here, but the safe bet is on the acceleration of severe weather events. 

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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

How to Get Started with Business Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by The Brain on Dec 1, 2020 4:29:12 PM

Most models of business recovery assume that the crisis itself has ended. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has proven far more durable than most major disasters. So, for businesses trying to get back to full, pre-crisis operations – the goal of recovery – what can be done to mitigate the logistical hurdles of business recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

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This Mid-Pandemic Storm Season Reinforces the Importance of the Incident Command System (ICS)

Posted by The Brain on Oct 6, 2020 6:31:41 PM

Just last month, there were five named storms in the Atlantic all at once – a rarity last seen in the early 1970s. Nor is the Atlantic the only hotspot for storm activity. The interim Royal Commission investigation into last season’s bushfires also forecasted increasingly “erratic” storms hitting Australia.

For crisis leaders battered by COVID-19 yet still in the path of surging storms, it’s not only time to dust off your severe weather preparedness plans but also to get acquainted with the Incident Command System (ICS).

 

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

The Challenges Manual Processes Pose to Meeting Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)

Posted by The Brain on Aug 4, 2020 4:51:12 PM

We’ve said it before. Producing the assets that are relevant to the context of your organisation will only strengthen a business case for the business continuity planning resources needed to maintain acceptable levels of risk – once you’ve measured them.

But what would those resources look like? We argue, practical business continuity technology should be part of the mix. Why? Well, during moments of disruption, every minute matters. And manual processes are ill fitted to help you meet recovery time objectives (RTOs). Read on to find out why.


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Topics: Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

How to Pack a Punch with Your Business Case for Business Continuity Management

Posted by The Brain on Jun 30, 2020 12:40:05 PM

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, business continuity plans (BCPs), processes, and programs have never been in greater demand. But we’ve been here before.

Both the 11 September 2001 terror attacks and late 2000’s financial crisis spurred similar upticks in the popularity of business continuity management systems (BCMS). And yet, by the time COVID-19 came along, an alarming number of companies were unprepared.

Why didn’t business continuity management take off before; and how can you build a sustainable program today?

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Topics: Business Continuity, Crisis Newsletter

How to Develop a Crisis Plan for Back to Work

Posted by The Brain on Jun 2, 2020 4:07:21 PM

The scale of the COVID-19 disruption to what had long been normal working arrangements has been unprecedented. Take remote work: an early April 2020 MIT survey revealed that nearly a third of all workers in the U.S. who had been employed the month before were working from home, up from five percent in 2017.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Newsletter, Epidemic Response Module

The Benefits of Business Continuity Software That Scales with Crisis

Posted by The Brain on May 5, 2020 11:49:01 AM

Early numbers from the COVID-19 response reveal long-simmering challenges in ensuring business continuity for most organizations. In one employer survey, only 37 percent of respondents said that they had the right technology in place for employees to conduct critical business operations from home in the event of an emergency. 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Crisis Newsletter

Six Crisis Management Measures You Should Take to Mitigate the Impact of the Coronavirus to Your Business

Posted by The Brain on Mar 5, 2020 3:56:58 AM

 

For those of us that had forgotten, the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to multiple continents should remind us that the risk of a critical global health incident must be factored into crisis and business continuity planning – and not just for companies with exposed supply chains.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

Corporate Crises Can Happen to Everyone: Here’s the business case for BS 11200

Posted by The Brain on Feb 6, 2020 9:51:45 AM

 

A full 100 percent of companies experienced at least one critical event in the last two years, according to a 2018 Forrester study. And the effects of those crises can be catastrophic, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises who run a higher risk of business closure.

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Key Elements for Building a Crisis Management Capability

Posted by The Brain on Feb 5, 2020 5:18:11 AM

As crises grow in kind and intensity, organizations need to take an intelligence-gathering and constant-monitoring approach to building their crisis management competency. This largely cyclical mode of lifecycle crisis management tends to be more strategy-oriented than the tactics-first approach implicit in the popular pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis models. For instance, the British crisis management standard, BS 11200, adopts a fairly cyclical framework that includes the following stages:

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Topics: Crisis Newsletter, Safety Newsletter, Integrated Safety and Security

Severe Weather Emergency Planning: What business leaders need to do in 2020

Posted by The Brain on Jan 10, 2020 4:04:08 AM

 

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Topics: Crisis Management, Emergency Response, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

What to Consider When Purchasing Crisis Management Software

Posted by The Brain on Dec 4, 2019 3:18:23 PM

 

Nowadays, firms can expect some form of value-destroying corporate crisis at least twice a decade. And even those numbers might be too optimistic. In fact, a 2018 Forrester survey found that a full 100 percent of companies experienced a critical event in the last two years. Many dealt with multiple.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

The Limits of Compliance-Driven Crisis Management Planning: And how to take a dynamic approach to crisis management planning

Posted by The Brain on Nov 7, 2019 3:19:12 AM

 

Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements is critical to your business. But crisis and business continuity planning – often mandated by law – shouldn’t be a box-ticking exercise. Unfortunately, too many firms fall into the trap. What risks do those companies face treating crisis preparedness as a compliance-first practice?

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Topics: Crisis Management, Crisis Planning, Crisis Newsletter

How Educational Institutions Should Address the Re-emerging Bomb Threat

Posted by The Brain on Oct 25, 2019 6:08:37 AM

 

Security incidents have become increasingly common in schools and universities. And bomb threats, in particular, are on the rise. Just look at the data.

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Topics: Security Management, Crisis Newsletter, Integrated Safety and Security

This Hurricane Season Read up on the Incident Command System

Posted by The Brain on Oct 3, 2019 1:34:42 AM

 

Just last month, Hurricane Dorian cut a destructive path through the Bahamas. As a historic category-5 hurricane, the storm leveled the Abaco Islands, leaving a rising death toll of 53 with more than 1,000 people missing.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Emergency Management Newsletter, Crisis Newsletter


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