No one wants to spend time dealing with a crisis, which makes it all the more surprising that so many companies fail to prepare for them. That's what this site is about - getting prepared for critical threats your company might encounter so they're less likely to turn into crises that destroy value.
The major critical threats facing companies investing in China today are familiar to most business executives. They fall into seven broad areas, each of which brings a unique set of risks:
Staying ahead of critical threats requires a kind of preparedness many companies don’t want to spend time on. With so much to manage today, it’s easy to put off thinking ahead about things that might become crises tomorrow. Sometimes deferring action can make sense - but often it doesn't.
This site outlines the major areas of critical threats and initial steps to consider for mitigating them. It also includes checklists you can use when you find yourself confronting a crisis. In our experience, companies concerned about the potential damage of these types of threats will want to take action now.
Every business faces these critical threats - and some of them can become crises no matter how well a company prepares. Whether you’re working to recover damages in a dispute or preserve your reputation in the face of a government inquiry, sure-footedness and expert knowledge are critical to success.
Fortunately, the same actions that will help your company avoid crises will also help you manage them if things escalate. Those actions require having a clear view of the road ahead, putting an experienced team into place, getting an early start on gathering evidence and documentation, and understanding what you can and cannot do in any particular situation.
When it comes to addressing critical threats, many companies do not have the required expertise in house. That means they must turn to outside advisors who can work together to preserve value and manage threats effectively.
That’s where we can help.