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Thursday, 01 August 2019 14:18

After the Smoke Clears: 7 Things to Do Once an Emergency Is Over

The end of an emergency is often the beginning of a longer phase of crisis management and business recovery. In today’s post, we’ll talk about seven things you should do after the most acute phase of an emergency is over.

In my previous post, I talked about The 6 Tasks Every Emergency Plan Should Address. Today, I’d like to address the things you should segue into doing as the most intense part of the emergency starts winding down.

Sometimes an emergency ends right away with small impact and no long-term consequences. Other times it can be the beginning of a very challenging period as the company struggles to get back to normal operations.

The two big problems we see, in terms of the post-emergency phase: