Preparing for crisis




“Preparing for Crisis” is a documentary series for company executives to raise awareness of the need for radical changes in the way companies think about and prepare for threats to their business. We’d like to thank all our clients who took part in the filming for their insights gained from years of experience.

 

THE NATURE OF RISK

Episode 1 of 5

This episode discusses how threats are evolving to be more complex and hence simply extrapolating from the past to predict what might happen in the future doesn’t improve the business’ vulnerability. The speakers argue that businesses need to train staff to build capability to deal with uncertainty.

CRISIS LEADERSHIP

Episode 2 of 5

This episode discusses what attributes, behaviors and knowledge creates effective leadership in a crisis.

CRISIS DECISION-MAKING

Episode 3 of 5

This episode discusses the problems of decision-making under pressure and introduces the concept of “decision inertia” in which despite intense mental problem-solving, leaders fail to act.

CRISIS PLANNING

Episode 4 of 5

This episode discusses how the typical crisis plan isn’t very useful because it’s too prescriptive, too detailed and not flexible or adaptable enough.

REHEARSING FOR CRISIS

Episode 5 of 5

In this episode our experts explain why rehearsing for a crisis is vital to maintaining the viability of an organization and how crisis training, when done correctly, becomes a valuable opportunity for team-building with benefits extending beyond the exercise.

FREE PRESENTATION

All the highlights and insights of this documentary series in a PowerPoint presentation for you to edit, show and distribute.