CRISIS PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT
Lost Boys believes that a crucial element of effective crisis management lies in preparation.
Our experiences in the field of corporate investigations have taught us that management structures can be a primary source of security risk, particularly during times of crisis. Often, companies resort to pre-established crisis management procedures that focus upon the roles of their internal staff. Academics and practitioners who have studied this approach reveal its failings in terms of corporate resilience and business recovery. These findings highlight that a company’s internal staff retain the propensity to operate within their pre-existing managerial parameters, when systemic innovation is required instead. Effective crisis management requires the impartial perspective of an independent organisation such as Lost Boys, that is able to provide its clients with the appropriate guidance in their respective circumstances.
Combining our experiences in covert policing (wherein dynamic decision making and continually evolving methods of risk assessment are essential) with our corporate and commercial knowledge, Lost Boys provides crisis management guidance to companies and organisations of all sizes. We are also able to provide essential guidance on how best to engage with the police and other services during crises, and may liaise with them on a client’s behalf if required. Moreover, our work in Miscarriage of Justice cases has enabled us to retain an extensive network of media and legal connections, which our clients may access when they require expertise of the highest level in their respective cases.
Lost Boys strongly recommends the use of ‘Decision Logs’ for those who involved in important corporate decisions. This crisis prevention strategy is particularly important in an environment wherein government guidance changes on a daily basis. Being able to demonstrate the specific reasons for which a business decision was implemented can be of immense legal and ethical value. This is particularly relevant in relation to civil litigation due to the greater weight placed upon documentary evidence over historical witness testimony often referred to as the Gestmin Principles.