"And even, if circumstances required, a contingency plan for his contingency plan's contingency plan."
As recent events have shown, plans don’t always go as planned, especially when the context changes so much. This week’s Weekly Planning Hack is all about contingency planning.
My former world of work with the international sector, and in working with disaster management, was grounded in contingency planning. I like to say that I would start my day with a plan of A – Z which would morph and adjust to become a list of D2 to I2 over the course of the day.
Contingency planning is grounded in flexibility and consistent action. It is reactive, and sometimes proactive, making sure that plans are fluid and always moving.
Contingency planning allows for changes and learning to occur from event to event.
It does require strong skills in prioritization, adaptability, and flexibility.
What can contingency planning look like for you?
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