Crisis Management: The Most Basic Of Needs
By Sandy Baker
Crisis management is something that every individual needs to consider. Whether you are preparing yourself for a crisis situation or if you are responsible for a school full of children, it is necessary to be prepared. There are excellent resources to help you do this and it also helps to take a good look at your individual situation. There are many types of crisis management situations and we will discuss that here.
Business Related Crisis Management:
Public relation crisis: Could you be involved in negative publicity? It could destroy a company. Preparing for it is necessary.
Financial crisis: Probably the most important type of crisis management that is needed has to do with money.
Strategic crisis: What if the company is no longer viable? What would you do?
In these cases, you will want to prepare your company or business to handle any such situation. You will want to prepare plans to handle the immediate and long term needs of the company. The planning is necessary in every business out there.
International Crisis Management:
In this case, mostly dealt with and by government agencies, there is a strong need for preparation. The what if's need to be decided upon long before there is a problem. Most government agencies have crisis management teams that are continuously updating as need for their information and strategies for protection.
School Crisis Management:
Most schools have an obligation to protect their children through crisis management. What would happen if there was a fire, a tornado or some other disaster? What if there was a bomb threat? Now, there are also crisis management strategies developed for dealing with violence and gun fire. You will also find that most schools have management plans in place for unwelcome visitors as well as a death or other emergency a child may experience.
It is necessary for families to have crisis management plans in place as well. You will find that these are necessary in helping families to find a way out of problems such as natural disasters, fires and robberies. Dealing with violence, bombs, and even just an emergency in general is necessary.
Preparation is the key to the best laid crisis management plans.