Well I am back…relaxed but like many others, outraged at what happened last week in Louisiana.
I guess there are few lessons that can be drawn from this whole debacle.
- Command and control does not work when you have as much incompetence at the top of the command chain as we have.
- Command and control does not work when the planners cannot do their job and come up with credible contingency scenarios.
Heck, maybe command and control does not work at all – period!
What would have happened with a networked organization – an organizational structure that does not rely on the top only, but one that is self-organized and full of redundancies? Would it have taken as long to come up with actual help? Would it have stranded thousands of people without evacuation options? It’s all speculation now, but I bet you it would have worked different.
And let’s not forget that this serves as an example of the type of response we could expect from our government for any kind of emergency. If we had 1 week warning for this one, what would you think would happen with no warning?
This whole thing is just beyond bad…it is a disgrace…