By 2030 the costs of poor mental health will rocket – time to act now, rather than repent at leisure At $16 trillion globally – the costs of mental ill health in 2030 will represent both a major threat to employee welfare and business productivity. Here are some thoughts.
Hundreds of natural catastrophes killed more than 10,000 people in 2018 and caused damage and losses amounting to $160 billion, according to re-insurer Munich Re. The number and severity of these incidents should also prompt companies to thoroughly review their own business resilience, continuity and crisis management plans relative to natural disasters. The highest single loss… Read More
Normally companies have the chance of dealing with one or two major crises at the same time. But this wasn’t a luxury afforded to Facebook’s VP of Policy Solutions, Lord Allen, when he appeared in front of a committee of lawmakers from nine countries this morning at the UK Parliament in London. Mark Zuckerberg was repeatedly… Read More
Not a classic ‘CrisisManagement’ blog, but still, a glimpse at a city that’s been ‘through the mill’ of war and division and has come out the other side as a vibrant and fascinating destination. I made a trip to Berlin to see a former colleague who is now working in the city, and given he’s… Read More
I have no idea why, but today, I’m prompted to share some hints a tips on press conferences. Some key principles: Unless you have something earth-shattering to communicate to all of the media, at the same time – don’t do a press conference; for businesses a conference call is often more effective Use the first… Read More