Articles on Crisis management

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High surf in Vero Beach, Fla. in advance of Hurricane Dorian. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Good communication is a key part of disaster response

Social media make it easier to push information out quickly during disasters, but also create challenges for public information officers, who have to judge which reports are credible enough to share.
The public outrage at the killing of Courtney Herron, including a vigil in the park where her body was found, demands more than a knee-jerk response from government. Daniel Pockett/AAP

Look beyond crisis accommodation so people like Courtney Herron aren’t homeless in the first place

The brutal killing of a young homeless woman has led to calls for more crisis accommodation. This is a short-term fix. We have to move beyond crisis management to sustained housing for people at risk.
In dealing with the repercussions of the tragic deaths of four people at Dreamworld, Ardent Leisure ought to remember the commandments of crisis management. Dave Hunt/AAP

Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure needs a lesson in managing a crisis

Ardent Leisure's poor crisis management skills has transformed a tragic theme park accident into a crisis affecting the reputation of one of Australia's most popular tourism destinations.
Aerial view of the Pentagon, September 14, 2001. Wikipedia

Command under attack: What we’ve learned since 9/11 about managing crises

The National Incident Management System (NIMS), created after 9/11, has helped government agencies respond to large-scale emergencies, including mass shootings and the Boston Marathon bombing.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Crisis communication: saving time and lives in disasters through smarter social media

When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
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Planning for war: a guide for businesses

__The turmoil of 2014 was a timely reminder to businesses that they need to be prepared and have contingency plans for global conflict. The crisis in Ukraine brought Russia and the West to the brink of…

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