LA LA LA I am not listening...

23 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Charlie argues that during some crises it is best not to listen to the angry voices attacking you, but to keep quiet and weather the storm, which will quickly dissipate. This week I have been in the Caribbean where the main TV stations are American, so I have been watching a lot of CNN. Not particularly because I like CNN, but because I am fascinated by the...

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Avoiding Groupthink: Decision Making During A Crisis

16 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week, Charlie looks at decision making during incidents and offers some tools and techniques that he has picked up through his research. For a while now, I have been thinking about and looking at ways of making decisions during incidents and have been looking at simple tools and techniques that I can teach to incident management teams. There is an art ...

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Seminar Success at BCI World 2018

13 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

Last week, our Principal Consultant Ewan Donald hosted one of the first Exhibition Seminars at BCI World 2018. Over 50 people attended his session, 'Ready to Respond: Lessons from the North Sea Oil & Gas Industry', which reflected on his experiences responding to serious incidents as a Control Room Operator, Crisis & Continuity Management Adv...

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What Does BCI World 2018 Tell Us About the BC Profession?

09 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

Following another successful BCI World, Charlie reflects on his observations from his time at the conference. This week, the BC Training and PlanB Consulting team shared a stand at the conference, so I thought I would share some thoughts and observations on the conference and how the events that occurred relate to the wider profession. Thanks to all those o...

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Life's a Beach at BCI World 2018!

07 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY ROGER BROOMFIELD

Our annual themed appearance at BCI World 2018 made quite the splash as we brought the seaside to Hammersmith, London! Complete with deckchairs, a lifebuoy, hoopla and our good friends at BCTraining, our BC Life-cycle-guards (see what we did there?) helped showcase our talent for keeping businesses afloat when faced with a disruption. Thanks to all of those ...

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