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Here Be Dragons: 5 Myths of Contemporary Crisis Management

As in many areas of business continuity and life, myths abound. Crisis management has them as well. In today’s post, we’ll look at five of the most pervasive.

Crisis management (CM) planning is an area where most companies may believe (or hope) they are in great shape at the same time as they should have doubts about their plans and hope they are never put to the test.

These myths have three things in common: 1) Believing in them makes people feel like they are off the hook, 2) they aren’t true, and 3) they are an obstacle to the company’s truly becoming prepared to deal with a crisis.

Here are five of the myths we encounter most frequently when out in the field: