Don't let Monsoon season drown your business

July 28, 2016
Learn what successful businesses do to recover quickly

Monsoon season has started and certain parts of India are already facing floods or flood like situations. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted above average monsoon rainfall in the four-month monsoon season.

While the monsoon season may bring needed relief from the recent droughts, excessive rainfall can wreak havoc and destruction and lead to substantial damage to businesses and the economy. The city of Mumbai is particularly vulnerable during the monsoon season given it’s at an average elevation of 10-15m above sea level and receives ~2400mm rain annually, of which 35% happens in July. The periods between 3-8 July, 20-24 July as well as 2-5 August and 18-22 August are particularly dangerous given forecasted high tides >4.5m. Areas with low elevation are vulnerable even in case of moderate rainfall.

Smart businesses can’t ignore the fact that India is not yet prepared to handle heavy rainfall and flash floods. The recent Chennai Floods of 2016 resulted in financial losses exceeding Rs. 15,000 crores as many company premises were destroyed leading to months of failed operations.

Successful businesses make arrangements in advance for where their people will work in case their primary offices are inaccessible. While most businesses have IT recovery plans in place, some often disregard people recovery until it’s too late. Given employees are the greatest asset of any organisation, it is essential that businesses have plans for their staff recovery to ensure their organisation can continue functioning in critical times.

3 key steps to ensure your business recovers quickly:


Choose a workplace recovery solution that is guaranteed and offers the choice of many different sites. This way, you can ensure that regardless of the event, your employees will have a fully functional office that they can reach quickly.


Ensure all key employees know the workplace recovery plans and the procedures they need to follow in case of a disaster.


Test a disaster situation and have employees work from the alternative office. This will help them feel more confident about the recovery plans.

To learn more about workplace recovery and how successful businesses prepare for disasters, download our whitepaper and our workplace recovery checklist.

For further information on how Regus can help your organisation plan and prepare for events, please contact our team

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