Day: April 1, 2020

How to lead a remote team

As many workplaces begin to close due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), many leaders and managers are starting to ask how they can best manage remote teams and home workers.

The answer, in part, lies in the acronym DCCST or Does Corona Create Stronger Teams?

Direction

In times of uncertainty people look to their leaders and managers for direction.

As our teams start to work from home, for the first time in some cases, and as the impact of COVID-19 changes day by day, we must provide direction in a number of key areas:

  • Specific Priorities – in an ever-changing world, where should our teams be focusing their efforts day by day and week by week.
  • Bigger Picture – in what direction is the organisation heading and how is it responding in terms of employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders.
  • Ways of Working – we must take the
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British Airways temporarily suspends flights from Gatwick Airport

British Airways is suspending all its flights to and from Gatwick Airport amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline has said it will continue to carry out essential functions such as maintenance, towing and cleaning in order to be ready to start up again effectively.

British Airways added in a statement: “Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick.

“We are contacting affected customers to discuss their options.”

Just 33 flights were due to take off or land from there on Tuesday, according to aviation data provider FlightStats.

Gatwick’s runway will only be open for scheduled flights between 2pm and 10pm from Wednesday.

The measures will be in place for a minimum of one month.

British Airways’ boss warned earlier in March that the airline was in a battle for survival and would have to cut jobs

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Canada biz reporter Little dies at 74

Bruce Little

Bruce Little, a reporter whose “Amazing Facts” column in The Globe and Mail tracked Canada’s political leaders, central bankers and their economic policies, died earlier this month at the age of 74 after a brief illness.

Peter Tym of the Globe and Mail writes, “In 1976, Mr. Little joined the CBC in Halifax as producer of the morning radio show. He only stayed nine months, but set the tone for mornings in Nova Scotia for two generations. Mr. Little decided to hire Don Connolly as a host on the show, starting a highly successful 42-year run on the airwaves. Ms. Richardson said Mr. Little got a kick out of being invited to Mr. Connolly’s retirement party in 2018, where he told the crowd: ‘If you only really make one decision as boss, it’s good to see that it worked out well for more than 40 years.’

“Mr.

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