The Phases of Crisis Management

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Crisis Management Conflict and crisis management is classified into a three tier system. What benefit does this classification have with respect to productive and practical activities? Why do you think a pyramid was used to illustrate the tiered system (why is Tier I on top, Tier II in the middle, and Tier III on the bottom)? The classification of conflict and crisis management is separated in order to allow members of management to be more efficient in understanding the current issues that their underlings have to deal with. If able to classify exactly the type of conflict or crisis in which the group was having to deal and the level of importance the issue was according to the tiered system, those in positions of power would be more efficiently able to determine the importance of rectifying the problem and be able to ascertain practical implications of the danger. The pyramid is most likely the illustration used in order to explain the tiered system because it serves as the most appropriate physical representation of the tri-level system of categorization. The most important issues are categorized at the top of the triangle and the subsequent tiers are reflective of the secondary and tertiary importance of other issues which must still be dealt with. Why are phases of crisis management cyclical in nature? How does this assist us with improving our conflict and crisis management activities? The phases of crisis management are cyclical in nature because once part of
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