Spring thaw exposes flood anxieties and still-frozen emergency communications plans

With the anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods looming, are organizations now any better prepared for emergencies? CALGARY, ALBERTA– From cold snaps and ice storms to polar vortex windchill, Canadians are emerging from one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. It has been a long, bitter winter but are we really ready for spring? Questions around emergency preparedness are …

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Did Corporate Calgary Learn Its Lesson from the Flood? Maybe Not

Ipsos Reid study identifies critical gaps in corporate emergency response plans Calgary, AB – Calgary organizations are at-risk with their emergency response plans (ERP) and are not fully prepared for natural disasters or emergencies, according to a new Ipsos Reid study. The research study included telephone interviews with almost one-third of Calgary-based organizations that have more than 100 employees and were directly impacted …

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Crisis communications: thinking, fast and slow

Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and author of the bestseller, “Thinking, Fast and Slow” outlined his research on the dichotomy of thought: System 1 (instinctive) and System 2 (logical). Decades of research lead him to conclude that humans disproportionately trust human judgment and therefore place too much certainty in it. The outline of his theory is that the brain processes thought in two different ways: System …