No one likes to spend time thinking about or planning for a disaster to happen. This is especially true in the business world, where little effort is spent on “cost only” projects.
Although many large corporations have elaborate disaster recovery plans in effect, they generally center around the corporate computer systems and information recovery. Very few have established a method to provide recovery for their business as a whole.
Pathfinders recently assisted a boutique hotel in developing an emergency action plan to be executed in the event of a possible natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or flood. The City is an island, the City government has evacuation plans in effect should such a situation arise, but very few hotels have planned for this kind of disaster. Most have a simple “to do” list, which assigns duties to each executive.
Such one-disaster planning is myopic to say the least. A business today…Continue Reading >>