Home » Science and Technology

Readying the Emergency Action Plan

Aug 23, 2007
You have heard the expression "bad things happen to good people". Well, bad things can happen to good business as well, and in this day and age it is easier to be prepared than ever before. Nobody ever wants to think about emergencies or disasters, but the reality is they can happen. What might be a disaster for one business could be a simple hiccup for another and vice versa.

The bottom line is: if you and your business are not prepared for emergency situations, your business could crash harder and faster than a car off a cliff. This is not the time to play Boy Scouts. But you can use their motto to ensure that emergencies in your business place have an action plan - Be Prepared.

Mass notification is one of the first steps that you can take towards developing your emergency action plan. You need to have a mass notification system in place to ensure that your workforce, partners, and affiliates, all have access to the same information as and when emergencies arise. It ensures that the information is timely and accurate, so that people can react and respond accordingly.

Email and SMS messaging are great tactics for your emergency backup plan. Ensure that your workforce and affiliates are listed in one group for both your email and SMS service. When an emergency arises, you can send out a group email and a group SMS simultaneously. This will ensure that no matter where your people are located, they will receive your urgent message immediately.

In situations where urgent messages need to be communicated, it is not considered inappropriate to be redundant. You may want to send out one or two messages within a short time frame to ensure that your entire staff and affiliate base has received your message.

You may also want to incorporate a voice broadcasting system into your mass notification plan. Here you will be using the telephone to contact each member of your workforce by the telephone. This is very similar to email and SMS messaging, in that each member you send the message to will receive the message at the same time on his/her phone. This will be a voice message stating your situation and how you expect your recipients to respond. This is a very effective and user-friendly tool that allows you to communicate urgent situations in a very efficient timeframe.

It is never too late to start thinking about your emergency system. Use technology to your advantage to communicate effectively with your workforce.
About the Author
Be prepared to issue an emergency notification. We will help you set up email reminders and voice broadcasting.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 112
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources