Executives may not have practiced the transition from their "blue sky" role to their role during a large scale emergency. This has caused more than one executive major issues. More and more executives are interested in strengthening their "C-Suite" for anything that might impact their operations.
Does every employee know their emergency role? Have they practiced routinely? Exercises need to be more than "one and done" to make a difference!
What is your exercise cycle?
Many operational leaders have responsibility for a portion of the business. Very few have ever managed the entire organization under extremely difficult circumstances where lives, property, relationships or reputation are at stake.
Most operations are on a routine schedule even if multiple shifts are employed. The challenge is during a large scale emergency when the structure may be facing a marathon and not a sprint, how to safely, effectively and efficiently manage resources to ensure the organization will survive the long-term impacts during "business unusual".
In the end, it is all about relationships and developing social capital