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Pandemics and Continuity

Posted by: Kyle Deming

In our Strategy to Reality workshops, we've spent a lot of time discussing the growing commitment to risk management in most of our enterprises. This has to be seen as an extremely valuable process. However, as we rush to be more risk aware, we may be encountering another aspect of TMI (too much information - see the May 4th posting). There are simply too many things that can, and at some point in the future, may well go wrong. It is this uncertainty of outcomes and the potential problems we face that shape our thoughts and planning on risk.
In the context of far greater concerns about risk, our preparedness for a flu pandemic is a vital issue.

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