One day v four months of disruption. Has business prepared?
The UK public sector strikes on the 30 November had the potential to affect many people around the country. With at least 2 million workers due to walk out, and front line services, from airports to schools impacted, it is likely we all experienced some disruption.
In 6 months time, the UK is set for another period of disruption, this time as a result of the biggest sporting event in the World – the 2012 Olympics. Business will need to operate against a back drop of disruption to the transport network, supply chain, local infrastructure and staff absences.
Disruption could last for a period of 4 months. Staff may not be able to get into work, customers unable to access services and deliveries delayed. For some businesses though the Games provide an opportunity to generate more business.
Understanding the impacts and making preparations to ensure you can operate normally will be key to ensuring you can make the most of the Games.
2012 will be different. But how different? That’s where we can help. We have a team with experience in getting organisations ready for the Olympics. We have an in depth knowledge of the 2012 Olympic delivery programme and have implemented Olympic resilience at operational and strategic levels.