The experience of facing crises

 Are we in a global crisis?.

The experience of sailing in a tempestuous environment to emerge stronger.

If the environment is stormy and the crisis is global, the experience of sailing can be useful.

How to be prepared in the crisis

It’s never too late to prepare. The storm will pass over and the natural optimism, probably will not help. This would be the agenda and objectives to achieve:

1. – It’s time to see weather forecasts and charts.

How you are protected from coastal hazards?. It’s still possible to change course and avoid the eye of the storm.? How to take full advantage of the strong winds and heavy seas?

The route is easier when it is well known or have the appropriate means to point us alternatives, when the team of people on board is well trained and directed.

How about a good navigator browser in order to consider the options and their consequences?

The bridge should be as clear as possible. Everything should be fully engaged. Everyone must know exactly their role, for what is responsible and what needs to communicate with the captain.

2. – Put your processes under tight control.

Make sure you have firmly grasped the most important current customers. This is no time to lose any. Neither of wasting your time and money with a poor service provider. You must ensure that each process runs smoothly. There are techniques that are applied properly here (Lean and agile).

How to ride the waves rather of challenging them head on every two seconds?

3. – Be sure to maintain good visibility.

This is no time to lose your energy, do too much is as bad as doing little. It requires a good prognosis and good plan for it to pass. This will avoid wasting resources. Probably it’s needed to have a look for other possible alternatives.

There are other techniques to improve your visibility in the environment

4. – Focus on strategy

You know better than anyone the vision and strategy. You know best the strengths. Focus on them without deviation. Avoid diversification during this time, however, make sure your entire team is focused on the heart of strategy. There are also techniques and tools to focus on strategy deploy it day by day.

5. – Manage risk but go to opportunities.

Now is the time to carefully manage positioning. Turn opportunities into projects and manage your projects in a professional and excellent way.

Learn how to manage risks and opportunities, look for tools on projects and program management .

6. – Make sure your people are a team.

This is not the time to play with staff. The team is the key, is stronger than the sum of individuals. Information flow is vital for all, the right message at the right time. Building a strong team to reach the level that create feelings of cohesion, and share goals almost instinctively.

7. – Continue the competition

Once the sky clears, it’s time to resume the race. Be prepared to accelerate the activity as soon as possible. Lift your head to anticipate future challenges.

8. – Repair and reinforce what has been broken.

It is necessary to take advantage of learning and be better prepared for the next crisis. It will be different, coming from another direction but it will need the same process control.

Maintaining good practices: strategic deployment, program management and agility in projects, forecasting demand and supply, continuous improvement, and above all, keep the team spirit and keep the enthusiasm at its zenith.

We also realize that, at the end of the journey, when we passed as true professionals, we are stronger than ever.



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