Leading People Through Disasters: An Action Guide


Leading People Through Disasters: An Action Guide
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Flood, fire, hurricane, earthquake, workplace violence, bombings, even the arrest or sudden death of the CEO-sooner or later, most organizations will face some sort of disaster. Leading People Through Disasters breaks new ground in disaster-recovery by focusing on supporting the people who keep the business running in times of crisis. Kathryn McKee and Liz Guthridge show how to ensure that your business continuity plan addresses human as well as business issues and they offer detailed advice on what to do when disaster actually strikes-how to keep people safe, calm, and informed help managers care for employees and deal with employees’ immediate and ongoing emotional and psychological needs while getting the organization back on its feet. This comprehensive guide features a wealth of examples, checklists, forms, and other practical tools that will help you take action when you need it mostThis book helps HR professionals anticipate the emotional and psychological aspects of disaster and outlines an effective three-pronged approach for dealing with disaster’s human side: creating an emergency plan that focuses on both human and business issues preparing the department to take action and assume a leadership role and knowing how to adapt and improvise on the fly. Adopting this approach enables organizations to act with courage and avoid the costly lessons learned by others.