When a crisis happens, the worst thing you can do is panic and waste precious time trying to figure out your best response. What you need instead is a carefully planned timeline so you can get over the initial shock and organize your business to recover as quickly as possible. It’s no secret that in a time of crisis, every minute counts and the sooner you apply the principles of risk mitigation and implement alternative solutions, the better chances you have of survival on the long term.
To help you get rolling, we have created this crisis management template that gives you an overview of the steps and processes you need to follow. The crisis management timeline covers the entire crisis management process, from when the crisis occurs to response, business continuity process, recovery, and review so you can learn from this experience and be better prepared next time. It also includes a crucial (but often neglected) aspect in any emergency situation, which is crisis communication.
The crisis management timeline is a flexible template created with the Office Timeline PowerPoint add-in, a user-friendly tool that helps you make impressive project visuals and update them in seconds. You can download it for free and use it to prepare for any kind of crisis, whether we’re talking about natural disasters, security threats, or health emergencies that impact your business in ways you’re never thought possible. Depending on the type and the gravity of the crisis, it may take days, weeks or months to see the light at the end of the tunnel – but what matters most is to manage the crisis like any kind of project, to make a plan, and monitor its progress.
Office Timeline is a professional timeline maker that builds presentation-ready roadmaps and Gantt charts straight into PowerPoint. Anyone can use the simple but powerful free version to quickly create and update project timelines or turn to the Pro edition for more complex features like templates or Swimlane diagrams. With this template and the Office Timeline PowerPoint add-in, you can easily keep your crisis management on track and demonstrate progress to your stakeholders.