The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich, and diverse regions of the world. Living and working here does come with its fair share of challenges, however.
One major challenge of the Caribbean is the volatility of the climate and the resulting propensity of the archipelago to be stricken by natural disasters.
Aside from the traditional hurricane season which is an accepted risk that we face annually, islands have also been stricken by flooding, earthquakes, fires, and, most recently, volcanic activity. Businesses the world over also face cybercrime and data security disasters such as malware, ransomware, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and more.
The challenges faced within the Caribbean are well documented. A crucial part of Caribbean life is disaster preparedness in the home. However, what is the level of disaster preparedness within the diverse workplaces operating within this region?
In October/November 2020, PwC surveyed over 600 senior executives from organizations in seven countries in the Caribbean. The questions sought to gauge organizations’ digital readiness, enablers and barriers to change, and priorities for the future. Only 15% believed that their digital fitness is on a par with or ahead of the leaders in their industry.
The question is, are we truly prepared here in Saint Lucia? Or are we operating in a reactive state? Our mission is to help organizations and business owners embrace the future of work as well as boost their digital fitness as seamlessly as possible. To help you as a Saint Lucian business prepare to handle, withstand and recover from adversity, data loss, and natural disasters.
To assess the preparedness and resiliency of Caribbean businesses, we are seeking your assistance in completing a short, anonymous survey around your experience with disaster preparedness and recovery strategies within the Caribbean business environment.
Please access the survey here and share your feedback.
We appreciate your input.