Retaining critical knowledge – how to ensure business continuity during times of layoff and churn

When highly-skilled experts, engineers, and managers leave their organisations, they take with them years of hard-earned, experience-based knowledge. Though a competitive advantage, such knowledge is often undocumented, and losing it leads to serious setbacks during layoffs, retirement, departures, M&A activity, and transfers. Frameworks, checklists, tools, and case studies of core knowledge retention are well explained […]

The Side Effects of Social Distancing (Ep. 409)

(Photo: Shutterstock) In just a few weeks, the novel coronavirus has undone a century’s worth of our economic and social habits. What consequences will this have on our future — and is there a silver lining in this very black pandemic cloud? Listen and subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or elsewhere. Below […]

7 Easy Practices for Huge Workplace Improvements

Whether people realize it or not, the workplace environment can affect a lot of businesses and their overall performance. Internal factors (like stress) and external ones (like conflicts in the office) can affect negatively the company’s development. Workplace improvement is certainly worth investing in, both for the company as well as for the employees. So […]

What is White Hat Hackers?

What does White Hat Hacker Mean? A white hat hacker is a computer security specialist who breaks into protected systems and networks to test and access their security. All hackers are not malicious. The skills of some of the hackers are used to protect the systems or networks against attackers. The skills of the hackers used […]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump is a war president now

WITH A RAIN OF BALLISTIC MISSILES at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad and Irbil air bases, President DONALD TRUMP became a wartime leader at the dawn of an election year, and the contours of his ever-changing presidency have again shifted. FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS, impeachment dominated every inch of the collective mind of Washington, and played […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“More often than not, fear doesn’t emerge as nail-biting, cold-feet terror. It surfaces instead as anger, perfectionism, pessimism, low-level anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. It poisons each moment it touches.” — Dan Baker, Ph.D. You may think your moods just come out of nowhere.  But scientists now believe that moods are often a response […]