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- Risk Trends
- Disaster Management Workshop – a business perspective.
Adelaide, Monday 27 Feb, 9am -11am, $85
- Be wary of “fonts of all knowledge”
It is heartening to know people who are experts. More so when you know several who are experts in the same field – but with different ways of looking at things. It’s not that they’re right. It’s that they make you think.
Similarly, the role of having a strong range of criteria to consider when making a decision is fundamental.
It’s often a challenge to get business to look beyond cost and the minimum necessary “legally required” considerations, to embrace questions of best practice.
Below is a set of criteria I use in the free decision making app “Disaster Management”. A nice feature of the app is you can edit the criteria – but I offer them – and the app – for your consideration.
- Free Disaster Risk Assessor App
Use our free app to map and explore how you are at risk.
We also use it as a “pre-read” lead into our business continuity workshops.
Hazards are not equally significant.
- The Power of Art
Art is a very powerful way to engage and stimulate.
An especially striking example is the cover of the New Yorker which often uses thought provoking images. Currently, the communication is about the impact of extreme events on our cities.
TITLE – The Future Is Here ARTIST – Birgit Schossow
Depicting a giant wave – in the iconic style of Katsushika Hokusai – cresting over New York City.
Business continuity planning has recently gained more importance than ever because of the global weather events such as those happening all around us. Such planning helps us to remain better positioned to recover from the business interruption, property damage, financial impact, and loss of life associated with a disaster or crisis.
The workshop will be facilitated by John Salter, an experienced expert who has been recognized since 1997 for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm”.(Reference: Barrister Hugh Selby in The Inquest Handbook)
- Shut happens
The hospitality industry invests heavily on having bumper weekends. They’re the days everyone is “out and about”.
Except … when you can’t be “up and at em”.
And today was like that for many popular venues in our area.
There might be lessons for the day – there might be lessons from the day. Especially if there is an opportunity to reflect on your approach to business continuity and disruption more broadly!
Consider the approach outlined below:
Reflect on your vulnerabilities with a straightforward, widely used, and useful “heuristic”. The 4Ps.
Try the agile approach to business continuity by using our free App
- We assess risk to manage it better
Good apps help people find the best answers by asking the right questions. Hopefully our two recent releases do precisely that!
Disaster Risk Assessor
We assess #risk so we can #manage it better. #Disaster #Management is about #decisions in #uncertainty. Our recently released free apps support you do this by leveraging best practice Standards and logical processes. Hopefully they help protect the things and people you value.
Disaster Management Decision Maker
- Our free tools support GAR2022 approach
- Supply Chain Bottlenecks Classic
- When disasters hit, are plans important?
Yes, no and maybe. It depends on what you think “plans” are.
If having documentation in place which prescribes things to do – and looks a bit like the FROM column below – constitutes a “plan” – then NO.
If having arrangements in place which will support you to assess impact, make informed decisions and implement those decisions effectively – and looks a bit like the TO column below – constitutes a “plan” – then YES.
Why did I answer “NO”?
Because we rely on an agile approach to business continuity.
We live under the TO column (in the above Table).