Beyond COVID podcast: Use a ‘crisis journal’ to track key decisions

  • Comments
  • Print

Are you keeping a crisis journal? A detailed log of the decisions your company is making and why, plus all the circumstances—internal and external—that affected those decisions?

Dave Luter says you should. He’s a consultant at Netlogx, an Indianapolis company that helps other firms manage change and challenges.

Netlogx has been working to help clients navigate the difficulties of the pandemic. And one of its key pieces of advice to business leaders is to keep a crisis journal. And to do it every day because the situation and information has been changing so quickly.

Dave walks us through the crisis journal concept and why it might work for you.

For more information, check out a toolkit created by Netlogx that includes a webinar featuring Dave talking in more detail about steps companies can take to weather the pandemic.

Beyond COVID is an IBJ podcast that’s about getting your company to the other side of the coronavirus crisis. You can find it every Tuesday at and subscribe at Apple PodcastsPodBean and TuneIn.

Check out our previous episodes:

Beyond COVID: The complications of moving your staff back to the office

Beyond COVID: The magic of a one-page business plan

Beyond COVID: Renegotiating in the midst of the coronavirus

Beyond COVID: Leaders are created in crisis. You can be one of them.

Beyond COVID: Want your company to be agile? Start by making your people feel stable.

Music for IBJ’s Beyond COVID podcast is by Septahelix and is licensed to the public under

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.