Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the whitewater...
Crisis management has been available in health care and other emergency services for decades, but as a specific field of endeavor, has been lacking in management and organizational strategy until recent years. Given the competitive marketplace, even slight fluctuations in productivity can change a company's performance ranking, and could lead to significant loss of competitive ground and human resources. This is an area that deserves greater attention in organization development and strategic planning.
McNamara's collections of links-- All hazards crisis management-- Seven dimensions of crisis management--excellent case & discussion Sample crisis plan--McMaster University Crisis policy for schools-- Crisis nomenclature-- Crisis MISmanagement-- Violence in the workplace-- Research on crisis plan and recovery-- Crisis management plan: Are you prepared?--
Journal of Contingencies & Crisis Management--a new journal on the topic