Sunday, April 15, 2012

If you can't work...

I recently read an article about business recovery , unlike other doom and gloom articles it was actually uplifting.  They did the right things and their business survived. So what about you!
I have spent the last few months working with you on preparing your home and family for disaster, which is all well and good.  What about your workplace?  Whether you are the owner, manager or employee you have some responsibility.  If you are the owner or manager you are responsible to make sure there is a plan and it is exercised. Yes you did a fire drill to make the local fire folks (and your insurer) happy but what else have you done to protect your business.
  • How will you make sure your employees are safe (you better care, you can't open without them)?
  • Do they know how to get in touch with you (besides your office phone)? 
  • Do they know how to contact each other for support (offer or ask for)?
  • Where are your customer records stored (box in back or in the cloud)?
  • Do you have an alternate place to work?
  • Do you have adequate insurance for the hazards where you work (the hazards could differ from where you live)?

Even if you aren't the owner/manager you have a responsibility to ask questions, understand your place in the plan.   If you are reading this (and probably other things like this) you might be the person with the most knowledge and in a position to help.

Do one thing today