Just like athletes, business continuity practitioners need to be mentally tough in order to perform well in the face of the many stresses that go with their role. In today’s post, we’ll look at some of the factors that make business continuity uniquely stressful and share some tips to help you execute at a high… Continue reading Hanging Tough: The Mental Game in Business Continuity
Who doesn’t love a meeting? Well, quite a few of us, actually. Here Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith asks the experts for their advice on minimizing meeting time while maximizing results, whether that means standing gatherings or curated guest lists Meetings, scheduled or impromptu, can be something of a minefield when they’re conducted badly. Getting pulled into team… Continue reading How to Have More Productive Meetings
2018 brought no calm to the smartphone industry, and Apple’s Q1 2019 earnings are an indication that the trend will continue this year. After years of consistent double-digit growth rates, a slowdown in smartphone sales that started in 2017 continued in 2018. Some reasons behind this include: Major economies slowed. In 2018, many of the world’s large economies… Continue reading The Tumult In The Smartphone Industry Continued In 2018
The secret to leading a remote team effectively comes down to communication and cultivating caring relationships. Etan Smallman reports While a prized window seat, flexible working hours and access to a fancy coffee machine may all make us feel more positive about work, they pale in comparison to the importance of having a good boss.… Continue reading What Can a Doctor of Happiness Teach Us About Remote Leadership?
Technology has changed virtually everything: the way we work, the way we live, the way we play, and, at a basic level, how humans relate to each other. On the business front, it has fueled the power shift from institutions to customers, powered the emergence of startups and super-scaled platforms that are undercutting and remaking… Continue reading Tech-Driven Innovation: The Inevitable and Revolutionary Future of IT
If you want to be a remote worker, you may need to convince your boss. Daniel Mobbs has the lowdown on the skills required, from effective time management to confident communications While remote working is becoming increasingly popular, not everyone is a natural-born remote employee. Where some people are primed to excel beyond the four… Continue reading Do You Have What It Takes to Work Remotely?
(TNS) — Erie County officials stressed caution to Western New Yorkers during their first briefing of what could be another eventful weather day. They advised to adhere to travel advisories issued in several municipalities, notably in the Northtowns, which has received the brunt of the storm. Travel advisories are in place for the city of… Continue reading Officials in Erie County, N.Y., Urge Caution During Storm: ‘To Underestimate This Would Be a Mistake
(TNS) — Camp Fire survivors Lisa Butcher and Randy Viehmeyer remember waking up one night to the screams of a nearby shelter resident reliving the nightmare of watching her dog burn alive. Having bounced from one chaotic and sometimes dangerous shelter to another, the couple said they’ve experience a kind of volatile “hell” since their… Continue reading Displaced by California’s Camp Fire, They’ve Been Through ‘Hell.’ As Last Shelter Closes, Where Will They Go?
(TNS) — Even before the worst of the polar vortex gripped the Midwest, emergency rooms here already had treated several patients with cold-weather-related injuries. Now, the arctic air that’s enveloping the Rock River Valley gets truly dangerous with wind chill values on Wednesday that could plummet as low as 54 degrees below zero, according to… Continue reading Midwest Hospitals Report Cold-Weather-Related Injuries Days Before Arctic Blast Hits
It’s hard to imagine pitchers and catchers reporting in a mere 12 days while another polar vortex rips through the Midwest. Arctic blasts plunging the thermometer to 27 degrees below zero in some states? It’s safe to say our friends in Minnesota won’t be throwing the baseball around in the backyard this week. But a baseball-less future is probably the least… Continue reading POLAR VORTEX: ITâS BACK â LETâS TALK ABOUT FROZEN PIPES