Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc on Texas and the surrounding area for days now. By now I’m sure your social media feeds are filled with pictures of the effects, as well as links to resources and how you can help.
For some of you who have experienced a natural disaster, you can imagine all too well what these people are going through. But for those who haven’t, it may be hard to imagine. Some might even find themselves asking: couldn’t they have prepared better for this?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. No matter how much you prepare, sometimes events—like hurricanes—happen that are completely outside of your control and carry consequences beyond the scope of your organization.
In those cases, focus must immediately shift to disaster response efforts. It’s here that a little extra planning and thinking ahead can help you recover faster.