COVID-19; Blame is for God and Small Children
Unless you are a person that firmly believes there will be a second wave – or even that there might be a second wave – the reactions and measures taken to the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to calm down and the world is beginning to unwind the measures that have been put in place; albeit to varying degrees and velocities and with little consistency.
On thing is for certain; this event will be studied for years to come as data is gathered, scrubbed, and harmonized so that proper analysis can take place. Unfortunately, another thing which is as certain is that the analysis will be politicized – with a priority of placing blame being a primary driver of the analysis and the outcomes.
by Joseph Paris
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Social Distancing Enablement for your Plant
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have entered a very strange time, a transformative time. The questions most asked will be; Do employees need to work so close together without real reason? What are those reasons? Do these restrictions strike a balance between health and safety and maintaining morale? How will these changes affect the existing communication protocols? What are the risks, and how these risks can be mitigated?
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Looking Forward: A Post COVID-19 Playbook for Winning on the Other Side
As as Eagle Scout, the motto of “Be Prepared” has served me well when camping outdoors, navigating young adulthood, and also as a global business leader and parent.
A much better answer as business leaders is to “Be Prepared” now so that our organizations and employees will be better equipped to successfully compete in the “new normal” world that lies ahead.
Although truly transformational change is by definition unique, I have found that a playbook built around People, Culture Change, and Business Processes is usually a good place to start:
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Pavle is a highly recognized and capable thought leader who’s emphasis is on the human endeavor.
We welcome Philip Holt, Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence at GKN Aerospace, for a conversation on State of Readiness. We start off the program discussing Philip’s two books, “Leading with Lean” and “The Simplicity of Lean”.
Topic: Antlerboy and JP celebrate the 50th episode of The Outliers Inn. The theme of today’s show is “coming out of COVID-19” and we will be talking about our plans for re-entering society after the government-imposed lockdowns.
This is an article we share every May as students are graduating from high school or institutes of higher education.
This year, it is also appropriate for those who have recently found themselves out of a job due to COVID-19. It will be important to them to hone their job-seeking skills.
There is a lot of excellent advice in this article. And we hope it helps you find your next version of you.