Weather risks are some of the most common cause of disruption to businesses in all regions of the world; and like all risks, the actual impact is related to how well the risk is managed.read more
f you’ve checked the weather forecast or used a GPS, you benefited from tricky math called a “six-degrees-of-freedom” (6DOF) problem. It’s what pinpoints the location and attitude of a satellite 20,000 feet above the Earth. Complex problems like this have given aerospace engineers — rocket scientists — a well-deserved reputation for ingenuity. And after working with them for over a decade, I can tell you they’re pretty sharp. They might be launching satellites into space, but some organizational tech leaders are accomplishing something just as impressive. They’ve figured out how to unlock the human potential of their workforce.
It’s not rocket science. It’s actually more difficult.
As Spring approaches, the threat of severe weather comes with it. This is the time of year we hear about tornadoes, powerful thunderstorms and sometimes flooding. As we look ahead to weeks of warmer weather and major changes, it’s important that employees who are exposed to the elements are ready and protected from what could come their way.read more
Technology is improving the safety and health of employees.read more
So how can small companies create a culture of learning to cultivate the kind of engagement that will carry them through whatever economic cycles await us? Try these four strategies.read more
Safety culture, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is “the characteristics of the work environment, such as the norms, rules, and common understandings that influence facility personnel’s perceptions of the importance that the organization places on safety.” When employers create a positive safety culture, workplace safety and health improve, as do employee morale and workplace productivity.read more