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Disaster Management: A Guide to Management and Crisis Communication

Chris Skinner, Gary Mersham
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002
192pp, ISBN: 978-0-19-578313-1

This practical guidebook is about achieving a state of preparedness for all types of disaster, natural or human, that can affect a company. It provides the insights and tools required to manage the situation and any associated publicity this might incur. Relevant for students and professionals in the fields of human resource management, personnel management, public relations, and communications, it includes case studies, and offers operational guidelines and checklists for implementing a crisis management plan, and for handling media relations.

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In an increasingly unpredictable world, it is essential that managers have the theoretical and practical tools for dealing with crises and disasters. No two disasters are the same. However, it is possible to identify common features of, as well as the mechanisms needed to deal with, a variety of potential disasters. High on the list are effective communications, having a Crisis Management Plan in place, training Personnel, and knowing how to handle individual stress and group behavior. This book is a practical step by step guide to managing crisis situations in the work environment, with a strong emphasis on communications.

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