As many locations throughout the US experienced extreme weather in recent months—and the danger that comes along with it—we decided this would be a great opportunity to revisit some key points of emergency preparedness.
1. Have WFH Options.
Between COVID-19 and other overlapping emergencies, work from home has become a staple option in many workplaces. Make sure you have a well-thought-out, practical, accessible work from home program.
2. Identify Support Systems.
It never hurts to be overly prepared. After our most recent disasters in Texas, many were left with property damage and many other costly damages to their possessions. Sending out financial and safety support resources will show employees you care about their wellbeing in the wake of a disaster.
3. Safety is the #1 Priority.
Let employees know you care about their health and safety above everything else. This is expressed in actions like canceling in-office work when the circumstances are not safe to come in.