19/05/2014

19/05/2014

Crisis Management – 4 Top Considerations

  1. Risk and Data Analysis

Disclosing a problem is not the same as solving one. To diagnose and resolve any problem, you first need to analyse the underlying data, then assess the risk. This should allow you to present a suite of options and ultimately identify an agreeable solution.
  1. Disclose Information

The key to successful interaction with stakeholders is to maintain a transparent open relationship particularly as when an issue affected them arises. Once you realise a potential issue exists good practice would be to provide detailed explanations laying out the facts of the case. This will give them the opportunity to better assess the situation.
  1. Swift Action

A corollary to the disclosure of information above is the timely supply of up to date information, particularly in scenarios where events are moving at a fast pace. Should an adverse situation intensify, decision-makers will need to act quickly to avoid a risk escalating and to stop trust breaking down between the relevant stakeholders.
  1. Professional Guidance

The best business leaders realise the value of professional support and their experience and expertise. If you’re faced with a key decision in your business, consider getting an opinion of your trusted advisor. A fresh input may well provide clarity to the scenario.

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