Last week I found a website on business preparedness launched by the SBA. The website indicates that roughly 40-60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. They defined disaster as long-term power outages, hacker disruption, fire, earthquake or other catastrophes. I’m confident many of you reading this post have disaster recovery plans for your technology and maybe have addressed the other possibilities through insurance options.
Congratulations for your good business leadership skills. It made me think, though, that being prepared isn’t just about disasters. Yet we often focus our preparedness on dealing with disasters, should they occur, and not on the week-to-week or month-to-month preparedness that would be helpful to the business or our company.
I think good business leadership means being prepared for all eventualities. Here are some examples.
What happens if a key person in your organization leaves? Recently one of my clients had an employee leave who was the only person in her company who performed a certain critical task. In her words, “I feel like it’s Hiroshima.” She’s now hiring a replacement and intends to train three people to