Three things to focus on in a crisis - and one which you must not

November 15, 2016 by Jonathan Hemus

When you’re communicating in a crisis it’s important that your messages resonate with your stakeholders.

Send out the right messages and you will connect with people and retain their trust and confidence. Strike a wrong note and you can make your crisis even worse (as BP’s Tony Hayward found to his cost when he said that he “wanted his life back”.

The precise messages to be communicated will of course vary situation by situation. But the guidelines in the video below will help you to stay on safe territory and help you avoid fanning the flames: