There’s no better way to learn than to learn by doing. Something as critical as crisis preparedness shouldn’t be delivered in a boring PowerPoint. When your team is actively playing a role during realistic exercises, they build skills that will carry them through a real crisis situation. That means when something happens they’re not waiting around for help or guidance. They’re more likely to feel empowered and less likely to be a victim.
The design of your team’s resilience exercises will be targeted to the unique needs of your company. You’ll have the chance to run multiple scenarios that encompass the full scope of potential crises. This includes issues involving communications, safety, welfare, cyber attacks, supply chain interruption, data, technology, and facilities. Each practice run empowers your team to exercise decision making and build their skills.
Resilience exercises and drills are powerful team building opportunities; providing a tangible way to connect every employee to the mission of your organization. Many companies involve board members and the entire executive suite as a way to demonstrate the importance of business continuity to customer service.
The time to practice your resilience scenarios is now – before a crisis tests your team. Let’s get started designing the program that’s right for you.