Is Your Business Prepared For The Zombie Apocalypse?
I know it might sound like a crazy idea, the zombie apocalypse and all, but if a business can teach their employees what to do in case of fires or earthquakes, why can't they teach their employees what to do in case of a zombie apocalypse?
By educating your employees about how to react for a zombie apocalypse, you're preparing them for any disaster or emergency situation that may come their way.
We're not saying to arm every employee with a deadly weapon; far from it.
We're more referring to the basic survival skills that every individual should know.
If Sandy, Katrina and various other natural disasters have taught us anything, it's that anything can happen at any moment and we must be prepared to handle anything that comes our way.
And where better to get that basic survival information than from their employer?
It's about teaching your employees to be empowered during a disaster or emergency situation. It's about showing your employees that you care about their safety and well-being on the job. It's about feeling secure and knowing that you have a team of people who would do anything to survive and to protect the assets of your business.
So why aren't more businesses preparing for the zombie apocalypse?
Of course, it sounds like a silly idea, for one.
For another, businesses might think that training their employees in basic survival might be too expensive or simply not worth it because of high turn over or just because it sounds stupid.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Here's an extremely easy, cost effective and efficient way to train your employees:
-Once a month you can bring in a basic survival instructor (such as Zombie Response Team or another local organization in your area). Or, you could bring someone in a few times a year, if once a month wouldn't be prudent for your organization (such as, you don't hire too many new people each year).
-Have your employees sign up to attend the 'seminar', that way you're not forcing people to attend, you're simply offering it as an option
-The seminar can be held on a day/time when the business isn't open, so it's not hindering any sales or performance.
-The seminar could only be max 3 hours. It'd be like holding a CPR/First aide class.
There you have it! Once the seminar is complete, you can hold the same seminar for new employees as often as needed. And you can also hold refresher courses or advanced courses for those who are interested in continuing their education.
When your employees feel empowered at work, they'll be productive and they'll more ownership of their organization. Asking your employees to take control during an emergency or disaster situation will make them feel as if you actually value & respect them.
If you're a business and would like to know more about how to prepare your employees and organization against a zombie apocalypse, contact us!