Examples of Crisis Types

These are the example of actual organizational crisis
Moh Heng Goh

Types of Organizational Crisis

These are the example of organizational crisis.

  • IC_CM_Example of Crisis Types

    Adverse government actions
  • Anonymous accusations
  • Assault of customers
  • Bribery
  • Competitive misinformation
  • Computer tampering
  • Confidential data loss or information disclosed
  • Copyright infringement
  • Counterfeiting
  • Damaging rumours
  • Discrimination accusations
  • Disgruntled employee threats
  • Employee death or serious injury
  • Employee involved in a scandal
  • Equipment, product or service sabotage
  • Extortion
  • Extortion Threat
  • Types of Crisis ScenariosFalse accusations
  • Grand jury indictment
  • Grassroots demonstrations
  • Hazardous material leak
  • Hostile Takeover
  • Illegal actions by an employee
  • Incorrect installation of equipment
  • Indictment of an employee
  • Illegal or unethical behaviour of an employee
  • Industrial espionage
  • Information sabotage
  • Investigative reporter contact
  • Kidnapping
  • Labour problems
  • Lawsuit likely to be publicized
  • Licensing disputes with local officials
  • Major equipment malfunction
  • Malicious rumour
  • Misuse of chemical products
  • Natural disaster that:
    • Destroys corporate headquarters
    • Destroys organizational office
    • Disrupts product/service
  • Natural disaster that eliminates key stakeholders
  • Nearby neighbour, business protest
  • Personnel assault
  • Plant Explosion
  • Product recall
  • Product tampering
  • Product/service boycott
  • Security leak or problem
  • Severe weather impacts on business
  • Sexual harassment or allegation
  • Special interest group attack
  • Strike, job action or work stoppage
  • Terrorism threat or action
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Union organizing actions
  • Vehicular fatality
  • Whistle-blower threats or actions
  • Workplace bombing
  • Work-related homicide



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Reference Guide

A Manager’s Guide to Implementing Your Crisis Management Plan

Goh, M. H. (2016). A Manager’s Guide to Implement Your Crisis Management Plan. Business Continuity Management Specialist Series (1st ed., p. 192). Singapore: GMH Pte Ltd.

Extracted from Appendix 3: Examples of Crisis Types


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