The recent shooting in Orlando stresses the need for organizations to continuously develop strategies to increase awareness and reduce fear in these unfortunate situations. These types of scenarios are often played out in minutes.
Employees familiarized with warning, notification and communications systems can be a valuable asset. Working with local law enforcement to understand their tactical response needs is also a vital element to a successful plan.
Consistent education throughout corporations, teaching every employee the warning signs and to whom any concerns should be reported, increases situational awareness. Fully thought out scenarios can take the fear out of the equation. Risk assessments, plan development and educating employees to notice warning signs are just a few ways to be more prepared.