Monday, August 20, 2012

People Are Still Staying Away From Theaters

It's been four weeks since the theater massacre in Aurora, CO, and a new survey found 17-percent of potential movie goers are still hesitant to visit their neighborhood movie house.

Consulting company Screen Engine has been polling potential audiences each week since the shooting left 12 people dead and 59 injured.

The first week after the shootings 21-percent of those surveyed said they were reluctant to go to a move theater.

There is a broader lesson for crisis management teams from all kinds of businesses and organizations.

You must regularly evaluate what it is you do -- make something, provide a service, care for patients, educate -- or whatever, and then ask yourself, "If someone else has a crisis while doing what we do, how likely are we to be affected and how would we handle that?"

It is common for organizations to face their own challenges when someone in a similar business has a crisis.  Take the movie houses, for example!

Planning includes looking at the bigger picture and the broader threat than just what might happen in your own office, plant, hospital, school or other facilities.

But, there's another issue I'll address in greater detail later, but I feel compelled to call your attention to it today.

If you work in Tampa, FL or Charlotte, NC, your city will soon host one of the two national political conventions.  You should already have plans for disruptions in and around your work/school/health care site, as well as alternate routes to get to and from work, and where possible work-at-home alternatives for as many employees as possible.

1 comment:

  1. Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!