The airline grounded its fleet Saturday in response to months of strikes by unions representing pilots, aircraft mechanics, baggage handlers and caterers.
NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season Monday after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.
So how to mitigate a threat you can't predict? That's a tough one for business continuity professionals. But at least part of the answer may be that we need to abide by "the golden rule" and treat others the way we'd like to be treated. Barton uses words like dignity, decency, courtesy, respect, and kindness, when describing how to interact with potentially volatile employees.
New professions tend to grow along predictable trajectories. Growth begins when practitioners form associations to share information. The associations establish professional standards, followed by certifications. Eventually, higher education programs emerge that both provide a broad and deep understanding of the profession, and validate the profession to the outside world. One important step in professionalizing process is the formation of codes of ethics that outline a practitioner’s responsibilities. By signaling the profession's willingness to hold itself up to ethical standards, the profession underscores the seriousness of its practice.
As the duties of the business continuity manager continue to grow, so do the number of ethical issues he or she encounters. A number of codes of conduct have emerged recently to guide the continuity professional, but the important ethical issues...
It's time for a meaningful debate in the business continuity and disaster recovery world. And here's the question: Are you going to bug out or stay put? When disaster strikes (and it will) is your firm going to bug out to some third-party data recovery location and rebuild your IT infrastructure there? Are you going to move your employees away from their families and communities to rebuild your company? Or will you stay put? Crisis reveals character and, simply put, corporations who've chosen to bug out in the past are apathetic at best.
Strategic Integrity Continuity: Managing the Risks for Corporate Integrity in the Post-Enron Business WorldOctober 31, 2006 7:00 pm | by Robert C. Chandler Ph.D., Chair Communication Division | Articles | Comments
The corporate ethics scandals of the past decade have demonstrated that misconduct can disrupt or destroy companies. The increased regulatory scrutiny and potential punitive sanctions for misconduct have raised the stakes for senior management, corporate executives, and boards of directors. It is time to come to terms with the stark reality that corporate integrity and the ethical resiliency of your company must be considered an aspect of strategic continuity planning.
When put to the test, most business continuity plans fail to meet their basic minimum objectives. The missing link may be a lack of focus on the fundamental social factors that affect managers and employees decisions concerning theri commitment to their job and work place.
Daily headlines offer somber rebuttal to the notion that “It couldn’t happen to us” false sense of security that is pervasive in some top corporations. ...