How to Optimize Your Business’ Emergency Response

Looking toward 2019 and finalizing your organization’s fiscal plans is a top priority on so many lists right now, but alongside that, you should consider ways in which you can optimize your organization in other ways as well. In the emergency response department, it’s a good time to take a critical look at the systems, tools, and processes you currently have in place and determine if they could be better optimized, from a cost and effectiveness standpoint. What do you need your emergency response strategies and tools to do for you? Check out the list below and see how your systems stack up.

Assign Tasks

Do you have the ability to assign specific tasks to various key stakeholders in your business continuity plan? When emergency strikes, you need to be able to disseminate instructions quickly, and ensure that everyone has a thorough understanding of their role in emergency response and what’s expected of them, when. If you can’t divide the tasks among your employees and stakeholders, you may be missing a critical component of optimizing your emergency response, and thus your emergency recovery.

Make It Actionable – Fast

It’s all fine and good to assign tasks, but are they actionable? And is your plan as a whole quickly actionable even if your team is in disparate locations? It needs to be. More than that, you need to be able to put it all into action at the click of a button, from wherever you are. With MissionMode’s incident management system app, it really is that simple. And that not only optimizes your time and your response, but your costs as well.

Showcase Your Commitment to Safety

Are your business continuity plans and emergency response protocols created with safety in mind first and foremost? In times of crisis you need your team to help get your organization back on track, and you can’t expect them to be able to play their part in the recovery efforts if they are worried for their safety or the safety of their family. Your business continuity practices and plans should emphasize employee safety as well as organizational safety, from physical safety to data and technology safety, even down to emotional wellbeing in times of crisis. If your commitment to safety is at the forefront of your systems, your employees will feel more ready to dedicate time and resources to their assigned tasks and roles, knowing their wellbeing is cared for and considered within the plan.

Improve Asset Utilization

When an emergency situation occurs, your organization has a plethora of assets at its disposal. There’s your business continuity team, employees, emergency responders, equipment, technology, and budget available to help mitigate the effects and get your business back to standard operating procedures and capabilities as quickly as possible. In your plans, do you have full utilization of all of these assets planned for? Do your tools allow you to better utilize these assets by making adjustments to the plans and the architecture built around them to streamline communication, response, and actions taken? If not, consider where your tools might be better upgraded to a customized, streamlined incident management system that makes utilizing your assets to the fullest capability simple, effective, and fast.

About MissionMode

MissionMode is the trusted leader in providing organizations with a combined, effective and reliable emergency notification and incident management system, specifically designed to handle your organization’s needs from end to end. The MissionMode Notification Center allows our clients to send two-way multi-modal notifications to employees during times of crisis. Our Situation Center acts as a virtual command center in times of emergency or during a business disruption, helping our clients to successfully manage the given emergency by enabling your team to be activated in a virtual setting, performing assigned tasks and checklists related to the given incident from onset to resolution.

From incident management to mass notification to interactive field communications, mobile control, integrated weather planning and more, MissionMode’s team of seasoned and certified emergency managers and business continuity practitioners are dedicated to being a reliable partner in your incident management and mass communication needs.