Staph, Staff & Geography

From Bacteria.

A lot in the news lately about drug-resistant staph infections.

While continuity of operations planning addresses things like fires, tornadoes, and terrorism, I haven’t seen much that explicitly addresses how businesses can prepare for pandemics.

What should the CEO of a corporation do when most of his staff are either too sick – or too afraid of becoming sick – to report to the office?

Perhaps telecommuting will become part of continuity planning. Once these plans go into action many areas of residential land use will effectively become mixed use developments. My office is currently home based. If more people in my neighborhood did the same, maybe we’d have the critical mass to support a Kinko’s. Who knows, maybe even there’d be enough of us to support delivery of something other than pizza for lunch.


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