Elements that Influence the Implementation of Crisis Preparedness Measures by Meeting Planners

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the adoption of crisis preparedness measures by meeting planners. The study sought to determine how the adoption of crisis preparedness measures relates to meeting planner characteristics and identify the elements that influence their adoption (or lack of adoption) of these measures. A survey of professional meeting planners identified significant differences in the frequency of use of some key core crisis preparedness measures. Additionally, 10 categories of elements influencing the adoption of or failure to adopt crisis preparedness measures were identified. The findings of this study should be of interest to meeting organizers and professionals who want to make their meetings more crisis prepared rather than crisis prone.

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