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Accountability Problems? Body Hacking Might Be Overkill.

July 27, 2017

“A Wisconsin company is offering to implant tiny radio-frequency chips in its employees – and it says they are lining up for the technology,” according to Merrit Kennedy’s recent NPR article entitled “Wisconsin Company Offers To Implant Chips In Its Employees.”

Kennedy writes that “the idea is a controversial one, confronting issues at the intersection of ethics and technology by essentially turning bodies into bar codes. Three Square Market, also called 32M, says it is the first U.S. company to provide the technology to its employees.”

“The company manufactures self-service ‘micro markets’ for office break rooms. It said in a press release that obtaining a chip is optional, but expects that about 50 employees will take part,” explains the NPR piece.

Kennedy continues, “Employees who have the rice-grain-sized RFID chip implanted between their thumb and forefinger can then use it ‘to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine,’ 32M said.”

According to the article, “CEO Todd Westby said that the company believes the technology will soon be ubiquitous.”

Here’s the quote from Kennedy’s article:

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How to Choose a Guard Tour System for Your Facility

July 25, 2017

Your security team is tasked with conducting guard tours.

We’re talking about a property that covers 100,000+ square feet, multiple entryways, and as many restricted areas as Area 51.

You’re not securing extraterrestrials.

But, there’s no doubt your team is keeping busy. We also know it never ends.

Answer this truthfully:

Does your guard tour system give you the accuracy and efficiency needed to do your job most effectively?

If you’re not sure, that’s OK.

Keep reading, because we’re going to give you the insight you need to choose the right guard tour system for your facility.

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The 4 Steps to Improving Communication Across Departments

April 06, 2017

Communication among departments on the days leading up to each event is always a challenge.

The chaos that results from bad communication is stressful enough.

But, the icing is that it probably has caused you to deal with big hits to your budget as well.

The marketing team oversold their sponsorships, and they’ve decided to let you know – this morning. Sound familiar?

How do you take control of all the chaos? How do you begin improving communication among all departments while getting the details you need on time?

Poor communication can have disastrous consequences. Don’t you think so?

It’s even worse when it accumulates and affects all areas of your operation. Right? Painful – we know.

But, don’t worry. You can fix it.

Let’s first consider why there may be a breakdown.

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How to Prevent an Oscar-Like Blunder in Your Operation

March 02, 2017

Did you watch the Oscars Sunday?

It was “crazy,” and certainly one that all 32.9 million viewers won’t forget.

According to the latest NPR article by Linda Holmes entitled “A Shocking Ending Caps A Big Oscar Night For 'Moonlight” the night didn’t end the way it started, by a long shot.

Holmes writes, “For quite a while, Sunday night's Oscars seemed fairly tame. La La Land, the retro musical with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, came into the Oscars as a favorite, having tied the nomination record with a total of 14.

She continues that “by the time they prepared to announce best picture, La La Land had gone on a late run and nabbed six awards: for production design, cinematography, best original score, best original song ("City Of Stars"), best actress (Stone) and best director. Its path to best picture seemed clear.”

Or, did it?

Keep reading; because this is where the night gets interesting.

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Lost and Found Software Keeps All Departments Accountable

July 12, 2016

“Yes, certainly. We can take care of that for you,” you respond to Shari over the phone.

Shari has requested a proposal to host an event at your property.

You have a lot going on during event days like today, but always have time to seed another possible sale.

“Of course,” you continue.

While you and Shari continue your conversation, Jason from your security team walks up to the counter with a cell phone.

He puts the cell phone behind the counter. “Chris found this phone near men’s restroom 103-A,” he whispers to avoid interrupting you.

You nod from habit.

Eight minutes later, you finish your sales call with Shari. As you reach for the stapler, you see the lost cellphone Jason left behind.

You grab the phone. “Shoot, what was this for,” you exclaim.

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