I have learnt that there is need to always communicate when a terrorism event or a natural disaster occurs. This is because the organizational members and the public at large have the right to be informed on the status of the crisis and to know what the disaster team is doing about the disaster, which has occurred. When a crisis occurs, people normally get confused while others begin to fear for their lives and so they need an assurance that everything is under control.
Another thing, which I also noted as important, is that failure to plan is planning to fail and so as a disaster manager, it is important to learn from the experiences and make future plans for whatever that might occur. Planning ahead of time always prepare one to put the necessary measures to evade any future disaster. A disaster does not give an indication that it will occur at a particular time and so it is safe to make arrangements in advance aiming at evading the expected consequences of a disaster. One must not try to be perfectionist by only seeking information that suits them but instead should make a meaning of any information that makes their future brighter. In order to realize a better future; it is important to consider six supertrends that is increasing deculturation, technological progress, economic growth, increasing mobility, improving health and longevity, and environmental decline. Through these supertrends, the planners can successfully predict the future, evaluate the past, and frame a better future.
Managers must learn to control paranoia. Paranoid people are always prepared and they feel that someone is out to hurt them or something bad is going to happen and so they always ensure that they have a back-up plan to counter a presumed disaster. There is need to always control paranoia because if it becomes personal, it may affect a person’s life negatively.
The most effective way that the organizations can use to deal with the current crises, which have become rampant is by taking n emotional standpoint, which identifies with the general stakeholders. This is the only approaches that goes to the level of each stakeholder and ensure that their opinions are taken into consideration.
It is important to clear any myth and fear for instance, the fear of being owned, falling apart, and falling away and myths like mob at the gates, rot at the top, triumphant individual and benevolent society. All these myths and fears hinder effective disaster preparedness and yet they cannot help to solve anything. Finally, Iam convinced that reactive organization is the best for it seeks to save the lives of the majority, which is practical in emergencies unlike proactive organizations.
The concepts of crisis planning are very useful in planning both the current and future events, which helps in preventing dangerous events that may harm the people and the natural surroundings in general. This therefore helps in putting the necessary measures in place to wage against the uncertainties that may harm people without expectations. The prevention of these situations is helpful in the long run because the lives of people will be secured from the risky conditions and situations. The people will therefore be at safe hands.
In the context of crisis planning, the managers use a lot of intelligence and analysis of the future events based on the rapidly changing trends and life patterns in order to identify and prevent dangerous circumstances and events that may harm the lives of the people. The knowledge of future studies helps in preparing and curbing the disasters that are likely to arise in the future. The knowledge of the future events helps us in avoiding as well as preventing the future hazards to both the people and the environment in general.
Action planning helps in preventing helps in making the economic and business plans, which are useful in proper allocation of resources.
This process is useful in profitable decision making which are not associated with uncertainties in the future.In most cases people tend to think outside the box in order to get both the current and future information that relate to the circumstances and events likely to occur in the future. This helps in putting the contingency plans in place, which may act as security measure if the current measures in place fail to attain the objectives of the organizations or institutions. In this process of thinking outside the box, the managers may make the best and accurate plans in preventing the threats and the terrorist attacks. This process of going out the box helps in technological advancement and progress which further helps in coming up of the viable business ideas.
In the context of the current crisis, the individuals are interested in solving the current events so as to clear the tasks at hand in the most effective and efficient manner. This helps people especially business managers to make decisions in response to the situations facing them as well as coming up with solutions that are relevant in solving the future problems.In relation to the proactive and reactive measures, the decisions are made in a morally and ethically permissible manner and at the same time trying as much as possible try to reduce harm on the people.
In conclusion, the concepts that relate to crisis planning and threat analysis helps people in their day-to-day activities in solving problems, which are uncertain and abrupt in nature. This further helps in preventing the unnecessary events from occurring.