Wash your hands or die, the dawning reality

A life and death issue. Really? It’s a joke, right? Unless you’re on the receiving end. Because you use your hands for everything, not so? You’re pretty well stuck without them. Hands unprotected from germs Which means they touch everything – good and bad – that is in our lives. And we do things with … Continue reading “Wash your hands or die, the dawning reality”

Remember not to die, wash your hands

It’s an OMG moment – when you remember not to die. So easy to forget with everything happening around you. Things to do, people to see – busy, busy, busy – no time for anything But nobody wants to die, right? Which is why you wash your hands. Life habit that kills when you forget … Continue reading “Remember not to die, wash your hands”

Je suis Charlie, every day of your life

Je suis Charlie, three little words. Overnight it’s become the world’s rally against terrorism of any kind, anywhere. An uplifting tribute to ordinary French people – and a defiant rejection of brutality, intolerance and violence. If those big deals Blair and Bush had dared to show half such courage after 9/11, we would not face … Continue reading “Je suis Charlie, every day of your life”

How well does your staff wellness plan shape against this year’s killer Aussie flu?

Make no error, this year’s latest from Oz is a killer. 73 dead already and counting. Which means don’t play games, get protection in place now, before the worst happens. You’re prepared of course. Ready with flu jabs for the whole staff. No exceptions. If one goes down, they all go down – it’s that … Continue reading “How well does your staff wellness plan shape against this year’s killer Aussie flu?”

Sick on holiday: fake claim or genuine, why it’s usually your fault

Fake claims are in the news lately. Food poisoning, mostly. Massive demands that backfire as travel firms put up a fight. Big penalties too. £25K for a woman in Wales. An upcoming dispute already topping £52K for a family in Liverpool. Not the holiday bonanza anyone was hoping for. And bad for all of us, … Continue reading “Sick on holiday: fake claim or genuine, why it’s usually your fault”

Business reputations at risk in the wrong hands

Even strong reputations are flimsy. One negative happening, and the whole pack of cards comes tumbling down. Everybody follows the rules, does everything right – then some dumbo comes along and ruins everything. Usually the one person nobody can control. Because of the myth that they’re always right. Only this time they’re as wrong as … Continue reading “Business reputations at risk in the wrong hands”

One hint of health risk, and your whole business reputation nose dives

One germ is all it takes. One teeny microbe less than 0.002 microns across – and there goes your reputation. E.coli is it? A customer ate something that disagreed. Food poisoning headlines in the local press. All over TV and Facebook. Wisecracks on Twitter making it worse. A reputation nightmare. OK, so things happen. Somebody … Continue reading “One hint of health risk, and your whole business reputation nose dives”

Could you be sued for your bad habits? Or spreading Coronavirus?

We all have them. Bad habits we don’t want anyone to know about. Not always so easy with cleanliness and hygiene. Our “crimes” are too obvious to miss. Yeah OK,  we know we should tidy up. Not just for appearances, but to stay out of trouble. Easy enough for ourselves, but a minefield of nasty … Continue reading “Could you be sued for your bad habits? Or spreading Coronavirus?”

Hallo Captain – the cruise ship norovirus handshake BC (Before Coronovirus)

Fist bump, not hand clasp. Or maybe elbow taps. And the Cunard cruise line has actually banned contact altogether. No more courtesy greeting gestures, the Captain is officially off limits. Shaking off sickness Norovirus paranoia has finally spoken – with recognition that the bug is spread by physical contact. Hence all the hoo-hah about alternative … Continue reading “Hallo Captain – the cruise ship norovirus handshake BC (Before Coronovirus)”

Productivity: why you’re not getting your money’s worth (Part 1)

Always a worry isn’t it? You think you’re getting your money’s worth – but there are doubts. Especially with productivity. Why does everything have to be so difficult? Why does it take so long? Doesn’t anyone care what they’re doing? And you can’t blame your team, or even think of it. You hired them. They’re … Continue reading “Productivity: why you’re not getting your money’s worth (Part 1)”