New York transit strike: virtual workaround
David Goldes COO of Basex in A Wake-Up Call For Collaboration comments on the New York City's transit strike which although it only lasted 60 hours is estimated to have cost the city's economy $1 billion even though many were able to continue working virtually.
Many knowledge workers stayed home and used e-mail and other collaboration tools to conduct business.
David comments that whilst this adhoc approach might work for a few days it would be totally inadequate in the event of a longer crisis, such as a pandemic influenza which could last for three months or longer.
In Virtual teams, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, I discuss how collaboration technologies and virtual teams can play a critical role in business contingency, disaster and crisis management in organisations.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Lateral leadership skills are how to get the job done when you are not the boss.Roger Fisher, the world's leading expert on win-win negotiation, partners with Alan Sharp in Lateral Leadership (1998, 2004) to identify three fundamental problems with collaboration in organisations and what you can do to fix them.