Situational awareness is knowing where you are and what is going on around you, allowing individuals and organizations to be more alert and informed and to make better decisions. For organizations, this includes awareness about personnel location and assigned duties, the environment, and any potential risks.
Why is it important?
Situational awareness allows organization leaders to make informed decisions and give smart instructions, to help protect people and property. It can be instrumental in safe crisis management, navigating emergency situations, event reporting for informed field assessment and creating efficient workflows.
How can situational awareness be achieved?
Software like BlackBerry® AtHoc® empowers every person in your organization to report events and status using geotagged, multimedia information – from the field. Employees become the eyes and ears of your organization.