When the disaster happens, and you have to react fast to an emergency, it can often be a very difficult task to get everyone updated on the situation as soon as possible, especially as many will be trying to get to the site of the emergency from different locations. In these situations when time and communication is key, then conference calling can really help you get on top of the situation.
In the very definition of an emergency, it is not something that you will have been able to plan precisely for, so being able to react quickly to the situation will be very important. Having to repeat yourself to many people explaining what has happened and what needs to be done isn’t the best use of time, so getting everyone you need on a quick conference call can pass on the key information quickly and effectively, and with the development of mobile phone technology, often these staff can be on the way to the location of the emergency as you’re talking.
Another possible situation depending on the nature of the emergency is that you may have a number of different staff going to different locations, but having to deal with similar situations when they arrive. Again not having to repeat yourself is a big bonus for conference calling, and if your staff are able to report back life at what they find, this can often benefit others who are just arriving at their sites.
When an emergency occurs, often a conference call can be the best tool to help you deal with the situation.