Risk is a function of the interaction of stressors (such as extreme hazard events) and vulnerability.
For organisations which rely on critical activities underpinning their key products and services, vulnerability goes to assets and resources (on which those critical activities rely).
Business Impact Assessments (BIAs) map the vulnerability profile of each Critical Activity with fifteen questions.
The results from impact assessments – reporting real time impact – can be useful to improve decision making in a crisis (whether that be reports from Excel Spreadsheets such as those in EPCB's Complete Continuity Toolkit or an Access Database – such as Buttress™).
Crisis management Teams can arrive at agreed priorities and commit to timely Action Plans.
This Crisis Management Framework is characterised by informed decision making. Before an event – and after an event.
See how this approach worked successfully with a client who had an office building for 50 of their staff recently burn down http://epcb.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-get-knocked-down-i-get-up-again.html
The Buttress Software is available from http://www.disasterresilience.com