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Keep Your Disruption from Becoming a Disaster

Written by  ROBBY J. BRYANT October 21, 2013

Everyone has suffered a disruption in their organization, whether it is a man-made disruption, technical disruption, or natural disruption. Servers fail, power goes out, and water pipes leak on occasion. These types of disruptions are fairly mundane events and typically cause barely a blip on the productivity radar. Mundane problems can quickly escalate when organization response teams fail to manage disruptions adequately and may create a cascading chain of events that can create a real disaster. An updated emergency response plan is vital in containing and addressing any organizational disruption, but don’t overlook additional internal and external resources when planning for and responding to disruptions in your environment. Plan for Minor Disruptions I am often asked, “What’s the best way to deal with minor disruptions?” The simple answer is to plan for minor disruptions, so when they do occur you can address them accordingly. The majority of the incidents that occur in

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