Maybe it’s awful of me, but I can’t help wondering if the Boston Marathon organizers had a crisis management plan, and if they were able to see it through from start to finish after the bomb went off.
It also made me wonder about you: When was the last time you updated your event’s crisis management plan? Do you even have one?
As event organizers, we’re lucky that most unexpected dilemmas don’t involve bloodshed, just the on-site A/V guy. But what happens if your next event is disrupted by an act of terrorism, flu epidemic, heart attack or natural disaster? Will you be prepared to limit risk and control panic?
These are a few of the essential items that should be present in your crisis management plans:
Don’t forget to update them frequently, especially when something previously unthinkable (like a bomb going off at the Boston Marathon) occurs.
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