Guest Contributor: Amanda Watkins
The Equipment Management Process Maturity (EMPM) standard covers the processes for both internal and external equipment management. The EMPM model does include all aspects of equipment management and was created for all equipment-holding companies however, it is worth noting that the EMPM may not be the only acceptable assessment model available.
As tornadoes and severe weather continue to ravage Indiana and other parts of the mid-West, disaster preparedness, business continuity, and community resilience has unfortunately once again been forced to the front of our minds. However, while it is important to remain ever-vigilant of such disasters through a state of constant-preparedness, it is time to shift our focus to a different topic.
March brings with it the promise of a new month, of spring-time, warmer weather, and of course, a new blog topic. In March we will be discussing the standards of property manager and without further delay I will turn the reigns over to our resident property management expert, Amanda Watkins.
The last several blog posts have demonstrated the internal value of preparing and sustaining a disaster preparedness plan for your business or organization. Preparedness and resilience are vital components in any business plan, no matter the size of the organization. But have you considered the external value of selling your contingency plans to other organizations? Savvy emergency managers recognize the added value of marketing a well-articulated plan, easy-to implement plan to other executives.