What would you do if disaster struck your organization, suddenly and without warning? How would you manage the potential disappearance of family, friends, or co-workers? Would you have a plan in place that would help you minimize the negative impact?
The devastation that occurred as a result of the tornados in Oklahoma in May once again demonstrates that a crisis can happen at any time. Within the stressful and chaotic environment of a disaster, it is essential that an organization accounts for their most valuable asset: their people. Unfortunately, providing information and assistance to people affected by a crisis can cause an enormous drain on an organization’s resources, and this task becomes even more challenging if the company also has visitors and contractors on site during an incident.