Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” meaning in order to create something or do something that’s never been done before, you have to be willing to go where no one has gone before. That’s what leading is all about. So it is no surprise that many of our clients are innovators in their respective industries. They’re often doing what no competitor is doing, and that’s what sets them apart. The same is true for their approach to emergency notification.
It is said that there are many life lessons that can be learned by playing sports. Persistence, attitude, teamwork, accountability, patience, and fun all top the list. Having the privilege of being a youth football and baseball coach over the past decade has provided me with the opportunity to help the next generation experience successes and failures. These triumphs and struggles, of course, act as a platform for said life lessons – but not just for the young athletes…
When an emergency happens how do you reach your people?
Severe weather can happen at any time. Depending on the season and your location, weather threats can range from thunderstorms and tornadic activity to hurricanes, Nor’easters, or even a wintry mix. Having emergency communication plans and an automated method of distributing said communications in place helps ensure you and the people you are responsible for are kept safe and informed during severe weather season - no matter which season.
It’s that time of the year again when malls, shopping centers, and grocery stores are packed with customers shopping for gifts and goodies. The holiday season is a time that fills our hearts with joy to be around our friends and family; however, it can also have the potential to increase the risks of emergency situations due to the stress and emotions of the holiday season. The holidays are known for being a very stressful time. Sometimes this stress can be taken out on the people closest to you. For this reason, workplace violence increases during the months of November and December. Not only do organizations have an obligation to their employees, but they must also be concerned with their customers while on their property.
No matter the emergency situation, when one occurs, it will most likely have an impact on each department of your organization. Emergencies are times when you must be clear and precise in your operational communications and the notifications to your people and visitors.