Do you have the governance structure, policies, employment agreements, and other elements required to shift resources and reduce staff as well as expand it in face of shifting needs?
What is your back up plan in the event that your preventive action fails?
Let others bemoan the bad economy. Use your time to take advantage of the opportunities.
The bizarre story of the JetBlue flight attendant who, after an altercation with a passenger, made a profanity-laden speech over the plane’s intercom, grabbed beer from the galley, opened the plane’s door and slid down the emergency evacuation chute, just got even more strange: He’s become a web sensation, lauded by other self-absorbed losers for his refusal to take it any more.
Develop your group's internal resources. For example, make certain that your group is tightly structured to keep its weakest members from splintering under pressure. In turbulent times, individuals are often too concerned about their own survival to be focused on the group's success.
It's widely expected that the decline in the stock market and the recession in general will force large numbers of physicians to work beyond their projected retirement dates.