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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Planning for Catastrophic Events

Catastrophic events include those that are caused by both internal and external factors. A catastrophic event might be unanticipated, or it might be the result of a tracked high-risk event that could not be mitigated or contained.

Internal catastrophic events would include such things as the following:

  • Hardware or network failures

  • Large reductions in workforce

  • Losing one or more very large contracts or accounts

  • Loss of multiple team members at one time (perhaps a mass exodus to start a new company or join a competitor)

  • Privacy or security breaches that might become public knowledge

  • Faulty products that have to be recalled, or have caused harm, and for which there has been negative publicity

  • Environmental issues or damage ...

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