Write the emergency plans, engage your associates, checked and double checked. You put it all together.
You’ve completed a pretty in-depth risk assessment, reviewed processes, tweaked a few, distributed to all of the departments to ensure you’re all on the same page and you even got executive buy in.
That is one healthy document, make room on the shelf.
What you should have said was it’s time to exercise. Test it. Rework work it. You planned it now work it.
Sitting around is not going to cut it. In the event that you have to respond to an emergency event, would you rather work on keeping the business going or watching it go down hill?
Don’t just show up at the gym.
Do something while you’re there.
The benefits of emergency plan exercising are clear:
- You create a greater consistency to your response
- You learn to be more efficient with your resources
- There becomes an increased confidence in your associates
- You’ll build stronger relationships with your partners, vendors and community support.
You’re not the only thing that needs to stay fit…so does your business. Find the time to exercise.
Plan the Work. Work the Plan.