Assessing corporate executives on pandemic preparedness engagement

(CIDRAP Source Weekly Briefing) – Michael Evangelides, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, extracted the following information from three surveys of corporate preparedness conducted in 2005 and 2006 by Deloitte's Center for Health Solutions and Deloitte Consulting with guidance from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). Among the executives he surveyed, Evangelides found:

Human resource executives

  • Understand the threat
  • Have been involved in the preparedness process
  • Believe that their organizations have made significant progress in preparedness

Risk management executives

  • Understand the threat
  • Have been involved in the preparedness process
  • Don't believe their companies are well prepared

Financial executives

  • Have some understanding of the threat
  • Aren't involved in the preparedness process
  • Don't believe their companies are well prepared
  • Believe pandemic preparedness should be a higher priority

Source: "Corporate Pandemic Preparedness from Multiple Perspectives: Insights from National Surveys of Chief Financial, Human Resource and Risk Officers," a PowerPoint presentation delivered Feb 5, 2007, at CIDRAP's Business Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza: Second National Summit in Orlando, FL.

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