Storm drills are in place to create chaos in your business. They are NOT set up as a fun exercise, but as a way to demonstrate the best and worst parts of your business. Having them can not only be beneficial to your business, but can also give you ideas on how to handle problems that may come up.
Storm drills are when people from your office to show up to work only to find out it’s a snow day. The end result is that the business is left with minimal staff to handle the work. A storm drill gives employees a chance to prepare themselves and learn new skills so they can fill in for the “storm” that left the company without help. They may not have any experience doing this, but people always enjoy a new skill that can be learned.
Storm drills are different from other training programs. They go beyond just training on what to do during emergencies and help employees with skills that can be useful in other situations. They also teach employees how to deal with many of the situations that may come up on a regular basis, which can be really helpful for someone who works outside of the office. The employees may not realize how much these drills will benefit them until it’s too late.
Storm drills are specifically designed for your employees to learn how to handle the worst of what can happen to your business. They also are an opportunity to add new skills to your staff and will save you a lot of money because you won’t need to hire extra staff. Your employees will enjoy the drills and the new skills that they will learn, and it will keep them motivated and keep them on task.
These drills help develop an employee’s goals and objectives so they can achieve them on a regular basis. In the meantime, they get the opportunity to do what they love and still make a great living. When they learn to handle the worst and the best of their business, they will become better at what they do. You will notice that your employees are working harder because they feel like they are improving instead of working longer hours in fear of something happening.
Many companies have their storm drills scheduled for three weeks out of the year. This helps them stay flexible while still having drills, even when the weather is bad. They can then go ahead and have an event where everyone has an emergency preparedness drill to help them build a better understanding. They will begin to realize how important the drills are and you can see the improvement in the employees.
There are some advantages to having storm drills, aside from saving money. They build teamwork and when an event goes wrong, you may learn a valuable lesson that can be applied to other events. Everyone is aware of what is expected of them, and they learn to handle their own situation. You will find your business more stable and employees will be more happy and confident when they are around others who know how to handle the worst and the best of their situation.
It is best to set aside time for your employees to be prepared for a storm. If you make this a regular event, you will see that your employees will enjoy the drills and look forward to them each year. It will boost morale, make your employees more competitive, and help with other parts of your business. It will take a small amount of time to plan, but it will be well worth it.