“We are a certified veteran-owned small business whose guiding principle is to provide assistance to organizations before, during and after times of crisis.”
Meridian works with all levels of government and private organizations to enhance their readiness to overcome
the challenges of any crisis. Meridian can help your
organization prepare for, respond to and recover
from whatever crisis your organization will face.
Our team is composed of industry-leading
experts and has decades of experience
in Emergency Management,
Law Enforcement, Intelligence
Public Health, Logistics,
and the US
Deliberate Planning for a Future Crisis
Many organizations around the world have devoted considerable time and resources into developing and maintaining crisis response plans. Some of these plans are quite thorough and voluminous in nature, but when put to the test in an actual crisis, their effectiveness can be questionable at best.
There are two famous quotes that can provide some insight into organizational crisis management planning.
The first quote is by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his remarks at the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference in November 1957. President Eisenhower stated, “plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”
The second famous quote is from former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson. He is often quoted as saying “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
So, what do these two quotes tell us about crisis planning? Is there sufficient return on organizational investment to make crisis planning actually worth the time and resources dedicated to it?