Flat organizations can be great. They are cost efficient, and enable fast communication and quick decision-making. On the other hand, a flat organization can become an issue during a crisis, argues Kevin Elliott, SVP, Hill + Knowlton Strategies. His advice is to become hierarchical when a crisis occurs.
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PR crises are winnable, says Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ crisis chief and managing partner Kevin Elliott. In fact, organizations should see crises as opportunities to display their bona fides to the market. He cites research showing brands that manage a PR crisis well can and do improve their market value.
In the digital age speed and agility have become key elements in crisis management. Hill & Knowlton Strategies’ U.S. risk and crisis communication chief Kevin Elliott offers tips to make sure your crisis-preparedness plan is ready for today’s always-on environment and will allow you to control the narrative around a crisis.