Communicating in Crisis: Employees

In Part Three of the series “Communicating in Crisis,” Scott Gaddis explains how important it is for EHS practitioners to be as honest and transparent as possible when communicating to employees about a crisis situation.

Unless employees are front row center as a crisis unfolds, it’s a safe bet that only versions of the truth are being shared with them by coworkers.

First and foremost, it is paramount during a crisis that the EHS practitioner and the management team be as upfront and honest as possible with employees. This does not mean the organization is admitting fault or taking the blame, but is communicating what is known as truth at the time the crisis is occurring. Unless employees were front row center as the crisis unfolded, it’s a safe bet that only versions of the truth are being shared with various fabrications of the facts crafting a new storyline as … Read more...

Coronavirus – Leading EHS During Crisis

Have your priorities as an EHS leader changed during the current Coronavirus crisis?

Organizations are experiencing an unprecedented situation. Now more than ever, EHS professionals can help lead their organizations through the crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past 25 years, I’ve spent all my time working as an EHS professional in local and corporate level positions, determined to improve business processes and performance. Throughout my career, I’ve noticed one consistent theme: organizations optimize their efforts when they provide robust and well-balanced leadership.

This means that they do not focus on a single factor but consider the work system, employee capability and capacity, how the organization is led, and the management system. During times of crisis such as what we’re now experiencing with Coronavirus, it is vital to lead your organization more effectively.

Simply, the dividing line between managing things and leading them is measured by the ability to affect … Read more...

COVID-19 Update from Intelex: Working to Keep You Safe

No matter where you are located in the world, you likely are working through the impacts and risks associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as it pertains to your employees, your customers, your community, and your business. At Intelex, we are doing the same. 

We have established a COVID-19 Response Team who have been working behind the scenes for several weeks to put measures and policies in place to ensure that there is no significant impact on our products or our service. 

As the global situation intensifies, we have taken a number of steps to do our part in reducing the risk of this outbreak to our customers, our staff, their families and their communities while ensuring business continuity during this challenging time. 

Across our business, the solutions we deliver are ones necessary to enable infrastructure to function – power to be generated, water to be treated, connectivity to be maintained. You are counting on us as part … Read more...