The word "Disaster" immediately brings to mind violence – of a hurricane or flood or earthquake. It's only on second thought that the actual impact of a disaster – no matter what its cause – becomes clear.
When disaster hits a small business with no emergency survival plan, the chances are it will mean total shut-down of the business – and job loss for everyone involved.
Even when a plan is in place, it may be missing a key component: being prepared to handle the employees' concern for the safety and well-being of their loved ones.
This concern is so strong that often even the most senior staff members – with major responsibility for mission critical functions – have been known to abandon the business altogether, struggling to get home to save family from imagined chaos or danger.
With key personnel gone, even though the building is still standing, the … Read More