How Can Offices Be Ready for the Unexpected?

By Karol Rose * Originally posted on Working Mother

It doesn’t take much to shut down a business. It can be a natural disaster, or one that’s manmade. Unfortunately, there are plenty of examples of both. Either way, work stops, productivity drops, customers’ needs aren’t met, the company loses business, and ultimately may be forced to close.

This February, unusual back-to-back snowstorms closed the Federal government. The Office of Personnel Management says it cost an estimated $100 million per day in lost productivity.