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By and large, crises are a wet blanket to shenanigans. Obviously! But that doesn’t mean fun isn’t important. A positive work/life balance is essential when life is circumscribed by quarantines and social distancing. So, while this article does touch on COVID-19, what I really want to talk about is a good party. The other day, I experienced something I never expected: a cousin of mine called to ask my professional advice. If you’re in HR or investing, this may sound like no big deal. I get it. But as a business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) professional, this never happens. We’re a…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson, MBCP, lives in Beverly, Mass., and works as a risk manager for John Hancock. Along with being a passionate partygoer, Johnson enjoys reading science fiction, tennis, and sculptural woodworking.

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Have you ever been to a meeting where the presenter displays a slide packed with percentiles, bar charts, and awkwardly colored stoplight diagrams? Did the confusing, overly complex, and poorly designed metrics distract you from the intent of the meeting? Did the experience leave you just trying to figure out the difference between orange and yellow on that stoplight diagram – causing you to completely miss what the presenter was actually trying to convey? Even worse, were the metrics failing to tell the real story or answer the performance-related question you were really hoping to get answered? 

You’re not alone.

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Melanie Lucht, MBCP, MBCI, CIC, CCM is the associate vice president and chief risk officer at Carnegie Mellon University. She...
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I was initially taken aback upon reviewing the results of a recent career survey conducted by a disaster recovery certification organization...
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