Panic buying toilet roll – lesson identified or learned?

29 MARCH 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week I look at panic buying and what lessons we can identify from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to help prevent this in the future. When I talk to Jacqui Semple, Head of the EPS and Resilience Lead at Angus Council, about incidents and the lessons learned from them, she always corrects me by saying they are ‘lessons identified’. She says th...

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Business Continuity and Coronavirus - Marks out of 10

29 MARCH 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week I mark the six elements of the business continuity lifecycle out of 10, based on their effectiveness during the COVID-10 outbreak. As coronavirus continues to spread apace and it is announced that schools in the UK will be closed down today, I thought I would do a bit of a review and see how well business continuity stands up when faced with a rea...

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PlanB Consulting is Open for Business - updated 24 March 2020

24 MARCH 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

PlanB Consulting is Open for Business - updated 24 March 2020 In light of the UK-wide restrictions announced yesterday (23 March 2020), we want to give our clients and partners a brief update on the steps we are taking at this difficult time. In line with government guidance, we are all working from home and continuing to deliver consultancy remotely wh...

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After coronavirus, what next?

13 MARCH 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week I discuss how you can prepare for the recovery and transition back to 'business as usual' after the coronavirus. You will have seen in the UK that there has been a change announced and we are moving from ‘containment’ to ‘delay’. It has been made clear that the virus has the potential to affect us all and the peak i...

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Coronavirus Public Reaction – ‘Keep calm and carry on’ or bystander effect?

08 MARCH 2020 | POSTED BY CHARLIE MACLEAN-BRISTOL

This week I look at how the bystander effect and social pressure is affecting the public's reaction to Coronavirus. I have been onsite with a client in the South of England for the last two days and conversations have all been about coronavirus, what is happening, the day-by-day increase in numbers and the speculation on how bad it might get. Listening ...

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