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How To Work When The Workplace Is Not Available

Written by  Sandra Sullivan

The alarms are sounding in your office building and employees are exiting the building due to warnings of a potential danger (bomb scare, fire, heating or a/c issue, anthrax scare, workforce strike, etc.). As employees are gathered safely outside the building, you receive the news that the building is rendered inaccessible for at least 48 hours, possibly more. What would the financial and customer impact be to your business if your employees were not prepared to accomplish work when the workplace is not available? Most organizations are exposed to large risk when the workplace is not available. Recognizing this risk is the first step in developing a comprehensive “plan B” work plan that leaves every employee prepared to accomplish work if the workplace is not available. According to Time magazine, the reality of the anthrax scare has stirred the government and business community to consider scenarios of “terrorism” we once thought not