The paper 'Disaster Management System in the UK " is a good example of a management case study. A disaster refers to severe interruption of the everyday occurrences in a community or a commercial enterprise resulting in human, economic or environmental incapacitation that debilitates the ability of the distressed people or organization to survive. Humans have endeavored to lessen the impact of disasters through modeling approaches to disaster management. These models approach disaster management as related activities that start with mitigation of the vulnerability and negative blows of the adversity, preparedness for taking action, reaction to the disaster and provision of emergency relief, and finally assisting in recovery which encompasses physical recreation and the capacity to restore normalcy to the business after the disaster.
To effectively respond to a disaster, information is critical. Availability of information enhances efficiency in detection, mitigation, preparation for, reaction to, and recovery from disasters. This is more critical at the response phase which is dynamic and real-time. Reaction to adversities is dynamic and individuals tasked with the responsibility of making decisions should be kept informed of the most recent crisis condition.
Additionally, the response is time-critical with little or no allowance in decision making and reactive processes. Consequently, difficulties or setbacks in information accessibility have a harmful impact on the value of decision making and hence the effectiveness of the response operations. Disaster models are important in the management of any crisis because one, they make simpler, multifaceted incidents by assisting to differentiate between vital facets. Its practicality is more tangible when reacting to disasters with strict time limits. Two, contrasting real situations with a hypothetical model can lead to an improved comprehension of the present circumstances and can therefore aid the planning process and the broad completion of disaster management plans.
Three, the availability of a disaster management model is an indispensable component in enumerating disaster events.
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