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COVID-19

The Importance of Resilience During COVID

Being resilient when you aren’t feeling it The importance of resilience during COVID-19 is being promoted as many of us in the United States, South America, and Europe sees a rise in coronavirus cases. I first sat down to write this blog when I was not feeling resilient. I was having a moment. Everything going

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COVID-19 The Next Normal Ahead

Nine months of a global pandemic In this blog, COVID-19, the next normal ahead, I review significant areas of business continuity practice that will be incorporated post-pandemic. We are nine months into this global event. SARS-CoV-2 is a life-changing event for all of us. And, we are not yet through to the other side. It

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COVID-19 Crisis Response Leadership

Success or failure aligned with leadership How well people in leadership roles are reacting to the pandemic is already debated.  Having effective COVID-19 crisis response leadership is vital. As part of the debrief on what went well and what did not, it is natural to look at how well leaders did. As many of you

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COVID-19

Top 3 Reasons for a Business Continuity Program

July 2020 Business Continuity Management Value In this week’s blog, I am reflecting on the top three reasons for a business continuity program.  Our recent experience with COVID-19 has demonstrated an established Business Continuity Management Program’s value. Throughout the pandemic, the benefits of having a business continuity program are clear versus companies without a real-time

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Cultural Awareness in Disaster Response

June 2020 The importance of cultural awareness It is essential to be mindful of cultural awareness in disaster response.  As disaster professionals, it is optimal to align with the needs of the community.  Race and culture are hot button issues in our world today.  In the United States, we are experiencing turmoil similar to the

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COVID-19 Top Five Daily Life Changes

May 2020 COVID-19 Top 5 Daily Life Changes In this blog, I am sharing my thoughts on COVID-19 top five daily life changes.  Our lives in the U.S. have already shifted due to the pandemic.  States are now relaxing the public health orders to stay at home.  More people are going back to work.  Many

Returning to the Workplace Amidst COVID-19
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Returning to the Workplace Amidst COVID-19

I am pleased to share my second IFMA Podcast Returning to the Workplace Amidst COVID-19 is a hot topic across the globe right now.  The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) – Boston Chapter, asked me to come back to speak to them about COVID-19.  This time, the topic was planning on how to return to

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Facilities Risk: Business Continuity

Ashley Goosman business continuity podcast I was interviewed on Facilities Risk: Business Continuity for FMForward: Dedicated to the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Facility Management.  In this week’s post, I am sharing the podcast I did for the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) Boston.  FMForward is their new podcast series. Podcast Introduction: Do you ever get

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COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for Businesses

Guidance for businesses COVID-19 pandemic planning for businesses is hard when you are in the middle of a crisis emergency.  Pandemics are caused by new viruses so existing business continuity plans often fall short.  Most plans are built for a more routine disaster like a building fire or hurricanes. A friend called me last week

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COVID-19

The Best Defense is a Good Offense for COVID-19

It’s not if but when Preparedness for the novel coronavirus is more critical now than ever before for countries with limited or no known cases.  The CDC briefing earlier today warned the American public of the likely spread of the virus in the United States.  Community spread has occurred at a rapid pace this week

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