Definition of crisis management in US English:

crisis management


  • The process by which a business or other organization deals with a sudden emergency situation.

    • ‘They want to work in an environment that presents them with a sense of safety and protection, and for a company that is committed to administering and implementing a crisis management strategy.’
    • ‘For months, the government has been about crisis management, and leadership has been in survival mode.’
    • ‘These days, much of his time is devoted to crisis management.’
    • ‘Companies must also have a crisis management plan which is tried and tested to the satisfaction of the board of directors.’
    • ‘If you do not practice risk management, you can expect to get a lot of practice at crisis management.’
    • ‘Doing crisis management often means curing a sickness that has left behind clouded visions and sluggish people.’
    • ‘However, business-as-usual has taken a back seat to the demands of crisis management.’
    • ‘A Nigerian newspaper commented recently: ‘We have a crisis on our hands, which only expert crisis management can solve.’’
    • ‘On the eve of the Second World War, many of the ambassadors serving the United Kingdom abroad did their share of crisis management.’
    • ‘Besides, it will remain under crisis management until it can regain critical mass in the PC industry - and that's a long way off.’
    • ‘Doctors are sceptical about this promise, saying the Health Department was stuck in an endless cycle of crisis management.’
    • ‘He also serves on the university's assessment committee, co-chairs its institutional response team and serves on a five-member crisis management team.’
    • ‘There are big issues of governance, debt, aid, trade and development that will have to be addressed once the immediate crisis management is over.’
    • ‘The company has had plenty of practice in crisis management since it launched in October 1998, but it obviously hasn't learnt many lessons.’
    • ‘The Treasury's current crisis management proposals are short-term, unplanned for, and likely to plunge service delivery into disarray.’
    • ‘In any of these cases, confirmation of the information by another sensor is necessary to identify the detected vehicle or to discriminate between civilians and military in a crisis management situation.’
    • ‘And they have both the crisis management processes and the underlying standards of behaviour that are likely to soften the impact of such risks when they do happen.’
    • ‘A decision to so dramatically change direction smacks of crisis management.’
    • ‘Apologizing for chronic or acute malfeasance is popular in public-relations courses and in PR firms' case studies, but it rarely works in true crisis management.’
    • ‘It is important to point out that, despite brief flare-ups and distractions, the crisis management team in the Situation Room worked well together.’
    • ‘If anyone is an authority by now on crisis management, they should be.’
    • ‘But once students and staff return to start the new semester, one of the first orders of business will be to reconvene the crisis management team.’
    • ‘The biggest problem now, purely from a crisis management point of view, is that we have got the information.’
    • ‘Fewer than 10 per cent have crisis management, business recovery and business resumption plans in place.’
    • ‘Also, a crisis management team has now been created.’
    • ‘Since September 11, business is more receptive to the value of crisis management strategy and business continuity planning.’
    • ‘It's become so widespread throughout the community that Miscellany was told recently that some crisis management experts are recommending it as an interview tactic for corporate spokespeople.’
    • ‘Of 146 companies and executives surveyed, 64 percent said they have a crisis management plan in place, and 62 percent have designated a crisis management team.’
    • ‘The health system has simply been crisis-ridden and characterised by crisis management.’
    • ‘Atsuyuki Sassa, an expert on crisis management, gave a lecture on emergency rescue operations in which he emphasized importance of integrated command authority.’
    • ‘She said that the incidents in Newcastle and Birmingham were the results of crisis management and not cost cutting.’
    • ‘As an example, let's say you are putting the finishing touches on an upcoming promotion for the client, and suddenly another need arises requiring strategic crisis management.’
    • ‘He's one of the world's foremost experts on crisis management, terrorism and homeland security.’
    • ‘Yet policies tend to be attached to the central features of crisis management.’
    • ‘It has to be done in this administration in that the bubble of income is only available in this next four-year window, or we'll go into crisis management.’
    • ‘I haven't even mentioned crime investigations, crisis management and business continuity.’
    • ‘The plan deals with both crisis management and subsequent business recovery.’
    • ‘The second is based on a premise that modern medicine is generally practised as crisis management: wait until the diagnosis, then start treatment.’
    • ‘Business continuity and crisis management has moved beyond being a security issue to being a well-understood business resilience issue: Security is just one layer of the onion.’
    • ‘Murerwa admitted: ‘We have virtually moved to the practice of crisis management in place of sustainable planning for development.’’


crisis management

/ˈkrīsis ˈˌmanijmənt/