Much like an adaptable CrossFit athlete walking into an arena of unknown workouts, a crisis management plan must be adaptable and equipped to handle the unknown. The details of every crisis cannot be predicted, because no two events are alike. Organizations can, however, plan for what is known.
For instance, plan for a time when employees cannot arrive to the workplace. The cause could be an earthquake, fire, or communicable illness. Regardless of the cause, the implications remain the same. However, many crisis management plans are out-of-date and not actionable which is detrimental to an organization during a crisis. To perform well during an event, crisis plans must include current information – employees, spokespersons, duties, etc.
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