While sitting in my doctor’s office, I started thinking, “What if?” What if the doctor’s computer network were hacked tonight? Does he have knowledgeable I.T. staff protecting the sensitive personal information in all those patient files, including mine? I could end up having to chase my identity. I would have to monitor my credit report, get new credit cards, change my banking accounts. Wouldn’t that be a hassle? What my weird insurance mind thinks of occasionally!
Fall has arrived! The kids have returned to school. The days are getting shorter and football has returned (Go Bucks!). However, it won’t be long before the snow, ice, and cold temperatures return and bring with them an entire set of hazards often resulting in workplace accidents such as…
The hot topic lately is “Going Green!” How can you go green and help the environment? There are so many little things that many people are already doing! Drinking from reusable water bottles, using cloth grocery bags, and recycling paper, plastic, and glass, just to name a few! After doing some research and thinking outside the box a little, I came across many other things that not only help save our environment but could also save you some green!
September is National Preparedness Month, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Department of Homeland Security. The goal is to promote disaster preparedness for people, businesses, and communities. An integral part of disaster preparedness is creating a kit which holds the basic supplies you will need in the event of a disaster.
People spend a lot of time in meetings, whether it be at work or for activities outside of work. I read an article recently indicating many people feel HALF of their meeting time is unproductive! I was surprised by this so I checked the Internet and found two more articles that supported the numbers. No wonder people are frustrated with meetings! Planning an effective meeting doesn’t come naturally to everyone. While I feel the people I work with do a good job, I have found the meetings I attend outside of work could use some improvement.
Distracted driving. It’s a term we’ve heard a lot lately. My job requires me to drive quite a bit and it seems like I see people driving while staring at their cell phones every time I’m on the road. The fact is, it’s a dangerous practice. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, in 2009 more than 5,400 people died in crashes that were reported to involve a distracted driver and about 448,000 people were injured.
Many of us have been asked to serve on a nonprofit board for organizations such as the YMCA, the local church, a museum, library, or civic group. What if, while a member of that board, you make a decision and one or several of the members do not like the outcome or allege you breached your duty as a director or officer? A legal suit is filed against you and the board. What happens now? Who will pay for your defense attorney? Did you know your personal assets may be exposed by participating as a board member for a nonprofit organization? You could lose everything you have worked for just by making one decision while serving in a position for which you aren’t even paid!