On Friday, July 20, a fire destroyed a factory near Sydney. We were asked to provide the crisis&recovery and media support. We are reasonably confident in most areas of crisis&recovery and we know fires can have a profound impact on individuals. So the critical issue for us was not to miss the unexpected, something that might have a hidden effect on an individual, the community, or the business, even a long time after the event. So (swallowing pride) I asked advice from three of the LinkedIn groups I follow. One group was exceptionally useful for my client and for the many people impacted.
Many thanks to the folks involved in the below exchange.
I would advise anyone to use LinkedIn for such a purpose (but spread your question around – only one out of three groups was useful).
(Posted on LinkedIn Group: Public Relations and Communications Professionals)
In this case a fire has destroyed the factory of a major employer. This will have an impact on the people over short and then the longer term. What are the issues to watch for, and how best to manage/support?