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A survey of human factors during disaster response and recovery

Continuity Central readers are invited to take part in a global survey looking at how comprehensively organizations are addressing many of the human factors which impact an organization’s ability to function during and following a critical event.

The survey authors are Dr. Barton Goldsmith, a psychotherapist and a widely published author and Lawrence Noel, who has reviewed plans, written plans, and trained non-professionals to function as responders since 1989. They have provided the following summary about the survey’s aims:

This survey examines organizational attitudes and practices related to supporting members of the workforce as they participate in response and recovery activities. It challenges respondents to compare and contrast commonly held assumptions about planning with their organization’s actual plans. The results from this survey will eventually be used in a book about addressing human needs and their impact on response and recovery efforts. We will provide the associations and organizations whose members respond to the survey with aggregated data from their membership’s responses shortly after the close of the survey. Please be assured that the strictest levels of security and privacy are applied to this survey. The only identifying marker is the association with which the respondent is affiliated and nothing else can be tracked.
 
The professional associations that were invited to participate in this study were chosen for their high standards and the broad range of expertise within their membership. Areas of specialization and practitioners from all over the world combine to offer a very balanced perspective on the subject of the research.
 
We encourage individual respondents to utilize the survey within their respective organization’s workforce in order to provide a practical springboard for internal discussions of the issues that the survey addresses. If it is used that way, the authors will receive a fully anonymous report of the organization’s aggregated responses, but will not include that data with individually generated results nor include it with the association’s data. Mr. Ian Crowley at SoGoSurvey.com will help set up an account that allows the organization’s chosen representative to manage the organization’s data securely.

We look forward to your participation.

The link to the survey platform is: https://survey.sogosurvey.com/k/VsVTVTQsQsPsPsP

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact gnsurveyofdrr@gmail.com


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