Weather extremes and other disasters have become a part of our "new normal." When remote work or flexible hours are part of an organization’s disaster response plan, employees can stay connected to work and businesses can continue to operate at some level of capacity.
How many of you are tired of hearing about the fact that Washington,
DC and its surrounding suburbs are experiencing Snowpocalypse,
Snowmageddon, or whatever catchy name you want to use to describe the
30 inches of snow that fell within 24 hours and then another 8 inches 3
days later in our area? Well, let me personally say you are no more
tired of hearing about it than those of us at BroadSoft’s corporate
headquarters are of living through it.
As we brace for the second wave snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast, I’m remembering an experience I had a few years ago at a major pharmaceutical company widely recognized for their work+life strategy.