Get ahead of crises

crisis3No one likes a crisis. It disrupts the normal flow of work and creates stress. We don’t always know how to deal with it, and sometimes we even hope that ignoring it will make it go away. (Usually there’s two chances of the latter happening: none and zero.)

So what are some of the strategies to deal with it? First, see it coming. Take a good hard look around you and identify the risks that might lead to a crisis and at least have an idea of how you are going to handle them.

Second, have a crisis communications plan. This means that when (not if) the crisis hits, you know what you going to say, to whom you have to say it, and how you are going to say it.

It can go such a long way to mitigating the impact of the crisis to have a proper communications plan in place, ready for action.

That’s where Quo Vadis Communications comes in. We’re very good at putting crisis communications plans together. We know the sort of questions to ask, and how to make a coherent plan out of it all. We’ve done plans for corporates, NGOs, the public sector and governments. We can do one for you.

We’re not kidding. Just recently we have been involved in two organisations who didn’t plan properly for crises. One knew it was coming and did nothing; the other ignored the signals and hoped it would go away. Neither crisis obliged by disappearing. Now they are running for cover – and a crisis that could have been managed has become a panic.getahead

Don’t wait for the drama to happen. Get ahead of it and stay on top of it.

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In this week’s news, a court case hears about Free State premier’s alleged meddling in a project; tributes from Church leaders to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela; Pope Francis urges young people to speak up; and the Black Sash warns SASSA it will stay on its case. Click here to read in full.