Preparing for the Next Major Disaster Takes a Backseat
I have to say — I loved Y2K for being a defined date for a potential disaster.
Getting decision-makers in business or government to take proactive steps toward disaster readiness and resilience for their organizations can be a challenge.
See my Op-ed in the current edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal, Opinion: Twenty years after Y2K, preparing for the next major disaster takes a backseat
Hopefully, there will be maybe one (1) person/leader who takes this to heart and:
- Starts asking questions within their own organization about the level of readiness
- Networks with others who are peers to see what they and their organizations are doing
- Benchmarks their efforts to what other like organizations are doing
- Checks the budget to see what the dollar investment is going toward disaster resilience
- Asks the Risk Manager for their organization about insurance coverage and financial risks
- Inquires among his direct reports what their personal "business continuity" plans are detailing
- Reports on the organization's readiness to their board of directors
Any of the above would be positive steps forward.