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Turning organizational stress into resilience…and more

Turning organizational stress into resilience

Being able to bounce back from unexpected risks is one benefit of taking a proactive approach to sustainability.

Being able to bounce back from unexpected risks is one benefit of taking a proactive approach to sustainability.

When you’re stressed, you cut corners. It starts with substituting coffee for sleep. Before long, you may find yourself missing workouts, eating donuts and consuming too much alcohol. If left unmitigated, stress can cause weight gain, burnout and breakups — and in extreme cases, heart attacks and death. At a minimum, stress leads to poor choices, and this applies in corporate decision-making also. Automation, rapid growth, reorganization, volatility and changes in ownership are common causes of organizational stress, and sometimes lead to unseemly behavior and unexpected outcomes even in stalwart companies…

 

When Manufacturing Means Building Supply-Chain Resilience

ON Semiconductor Corp. was already working to bolster its supply-chain resilience in 2011 when an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, putting pressure on the flow of industrial supplies for many multinational companies. The Arizona-based chip maker scrambled to put its own plan into motion and keep production moving even as disruptions hit companies around the world. “It forced our hand and we quickly moved to new sources, as we knew existing sources would be encumbered for many…

 

FEMA urges Californians to buy flood insurance before El Niño

With drenching El Niño rains anticipated to begin more than a month from now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging Californians to buy flood insurance, even if they live in areas of low to moderate risk. “If there was ever a time to buy flood insurance, this is the time,” said Roy Wright, FEMA’s deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation. “You cannot get it at the last minute. There’s a 30-day wait period for new flood insurance policies to go into effect,” Wright told reporters at a Friday press conference…

 

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