Traditional emergency response plans prescribe methods for responding to predictable events but are unlikely to adequately cover all Black Swan event conditions and situation-management needs. Preplanning provides a framework and guidelines that are readily adaptable to changing circumstances and helps ensure an organization is ready to effectively response should a Black Swan event occur.
An effective response to a Black Swan is one that minimizes impact by limiting the scope and duration of the event. Foundational to effectively responding to an unexpected catastrophic Black Swan event is a collection of broadly applicable principles. These principles should be applied during both the preparation for and response to a Black Swan event