Below are some tips that I am learning as my school and company engage in full online work. What are some things that you are learning during this time? For appointments, include your zoom link and password in the body of the appointment so it is clickable. Review the settings, there are some great features, … Continue reading Zoom and Video Meeting Tips
While many of us are practicing "Social Distancing" during the COVID-19 outbreak for important safety reasons, we also need to pay attention to our own and our communities psychological safety. One of my Akimbo Coworking Group coaches, Colin Steele, wrote a short blog post about connecting with three people per day over at his blog … Continue reading Social Distancing? Reach Out to “Three Connections a Day”
There are lots of places to go for guidance and information for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Here is a great video of an expert panel at NAIS discussing legal and risk management aspects. NAIS Panel on COVID-19NAIS Website with Resources and Guidance Reach out to us if you need any help planning or organizing a response.
My #NewYearsResolution is to make some mistakes. What is yours?
Recently, I have been in a few discussions where people have asked about the difference between a Lockdown and a Shelter-In-Place. In the context of schools, both are options for protecting students, faculty, staff, and visitors during emergencies. A Shelter-In-Place is used to keep our community members safe from danger outside of the school buildings … Continue reading Lockdowns vs Shelter-In-Place in Schools
Last week, I was reviewing a report that I wrote for a client and found a typo. Nothing critical but I had clearly made a mistake with the formatting that caused a recommendation to be misnumbered. At first, I felt embarrassed and wondered how I missed it with all of the proofreading I had done. … Continue reading Typos and Doing the Work Anyway
Yes. We can improve ourselves, our professional work, our families, our communities, our society, and everything in an incremental way. While taking radical and aggressive action can work well in the right circumstances, it is more effective overall to work in a consistent, disciplined, and continuous way on incremental improvements. Improve your average, do a … Continue reading Continuous Improvement: Okay If It’s Incremental?
Say what you do; Do what you say. That's it, that's the hack for effective risk management. Get good counsel and write/follow your policies, protocols, and handbooks. Without this, you are driving blind and that doesn't end well.
Every organization has a culture. One aspect of organizational culture is the safety culture. For safety in organizations, culture is more important than the hardware. The safety culture is the set of perceptions about the hazards, vulnerabilities, and risks that exist in the workplace and community. Preventable safety issues and emergencies in organizations are often … Continue reading Safety Culture: What Is Yours?
Safety and emergency management are important areas for all schools. There are lots of marketing efforts put into selling hardware and other solutions to education leaders. While door locking mechanisms, bullet-resistant windows, lockdown blinds, and related hard-security items can be helpful the financial, labor, organizational, political, administrative, and community cost needed for this type of … Continue reading School Safety: Culture Over Hardware