AVIAN FLU THREAT TESTS CORPORATE CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS PREPARATION George Felcyn notes that regardless of what form the H5N1 virus takes – whether it continues to be a limited threat or makes the jump to a global pandemic – the hard lessons learned from previous crises apply today to private and public sector actors alike: Plan for the worst and hope it never happens.
CRISIS PREPARATION IN A NUCLEAR AGE
As nuclear plants age, concerns are arising as to the efficacy of safety measures and the emergency plans at these sites. Nuclear engineer and attorney Tim Devik addresses the need for thorough evaluations of emergency and evacuation plans at nuclear power plants and surrounding communities.
WHAT WE KNOW THAT AIN'T SO
Crisis Simulations International Founder and Senior Director, Mark Chussil, shares the story of how a multinational company successfully avoided a business crisis and why the moral of this story is not limited to industry but applies equally as well to the public sector.
JUST-IN-TIME TO JUST-IN-CASE In the current uncertain political and economic environment, companies need to adapt their supply chain to deal with uncertainty. Charla Griffy-Brown, Ph.D. discusses developing better ways of dealing with supply chain disruptions.
A CONVERSATION WITH IAN MITROFF, CRISIS MANAGEMENT GURU Nobody likes to think about worst-case scenarios. But for Ian Mitroff, a professor at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California , it's more than just a preoccupation - it's his job. CIO Insight Editor Ed Baker and Executive Editor Dan Briody discuss the importance of crisis management with Mitroff.