We argue that 'business continuity' is primarily a social rather than an economic process. By examining the actual behaviour of both managers and employees in work organisations during a crisis, we were able to better predict the organisation's preparedness and ability to cope with disasters. This argument is based on evidence from a study completed during the 2006 Katyusha rocket bombardment of northern Israel and included 13 work organisations. The results point out that organisational response to a disaster includes a process of adaptation to new and changing conditions. On the one hand, the organisations' managers react according to their values, culture and past experience. The day-to-day operations, however, are maintained as employees adapt their own behaviour to the changing demands of the situation. The analysis further showed that although plans, drills and emergency guidance are important to determine the desirable performance behaviours during the emergency, it was employees' adaptive behaviours that contributed to maintaining business operations. These adaptive work behaviours depended on a series of socially related predictors such as their past experience, family and community attitudes and social networks at the workplace. Overall, the evidence demonstrates that successful business continuity is best predicted by a series of social processes and depends primarily among employees' ability to adapt to dynamic emergency situations.
Automating oil particle analysis
Run up to 25 samples at one time The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from around the bearingsThe LaserNet 230 particle counter and ferrous debris monitor has been shown to be an excellent analytical tool forend users to be able to diagnose wear faults in various machine applications such as gear boxes, engines...
The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics
Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of geosynthetics in slope stability. Slope Stability Meets Four Key Objectives The geometry of the slope, incorporated materials,...
Ukraine Garlic Market Analysis
Ukraine has the potential and chance to be a worldwide supplier of garlic, especially for the European market. And the markets need not only fresh garlic, but also some value added products made from garlic. So it has another kind of potential and chance for the country to establish garlic processing industries and plants to extend the garlic export business. Products based on garlic include garlic paste, fried garlic slices, dried garlic flakes, garlic powder, garlic oil, etc. They can be used for food as well...
Innovation in Offshore Separation Process
CLOV is a deep-sea oil production project offshore Angola. Sulzer helped to lower the cost of the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) ship. There, Sulzer’s patented distributor technology and state-of-the-art pumps are brought to life by Total’s innovative wash tank process. This combination achieves significant cost savings on the FPSO design. With a processing capacity of 160 000 barrels per day of oil and 230 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, CLOV is one of the...
Controlling Pharmaceutical Coating & Drying Process Emissions
Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal techniques. It’s because their concentrations can be so high. These process streams raise safety concerns, both when they’re collected in vents and when they reach the final combustion equipment. This article discusses the options. Catalytic and thermal oxidation are the two best technologies for...