A Hidden and Untapped Reserve

Updated: Mar 18, 2020

One of the ways we contend with uncertainty is by having reserves. These are additional resources that can be made available to address a crisis situation, or more generally to ensure mission outcomes are achieved.

During the COVID-19 pandemic a loss of critical positions will put a strain on operations. To contend with this, companies may look to their reserves to provide continuity of essential services and functions.

A hidden and untapped reserve are previously retired staff; those who still hold necessary certifications, experience, and knowledge. This group of people if mobilized can help you contend with the dragon of uncertainty.


[1] https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-01/doctors-and-nurses-could-be-brought-out-of-retirement-to-fight-coronavirus/

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