In my post "Are You Ready for Climate Change", I talked about the assurance of change in our businesses. I wish I could say that all change is good, but bad things will happen and we need to be ready to face these challenges.
The American Red Cross is noted for being prepared for any disaster. In fact if you go to their website you'll find a Disaster Safety Library page, listing many types of disasters, everything from earthquakes to hurricanes to tornados to winter storms with links to "Be Red Cross Ready" Safety Checklists.
These checklists contain information about the type of disaster and 3 columns of recommendations:
- How to prepare
- What supplies are needed or actions to take
- What to do when the disaster is over
Just like when natural disasters hit, you should be prepared for business disasters that can destroy your company unless you've prepared in advance.