Who Really Steals All Our Time?

Posted in uecgexfa on December 18th, 2019

first_imgI was recently in a shop and saw a t-shirt hanging in a manager’s window that read “Let me stop everything and work on your problem.” I couldn’t help but laugh. Isn’t it the way we all feel when employees appear at our office door? I have to constantly remind human resources managers and business leaders that an open door policy doesn’t mean “walk in whenever you want and I’m here for you.” An open door policy should mean, “Send me an email, let’s make an appointment and have a great conversation when it works for both of us.”There are certainly advantages to an open door policy.  Forbes has four great tips for new managers on how to utilize open door communication to get up to speed quickly with employees. I actually have a client that has the opposite idea…his office door is locked all day long! The message he sends to his team is, “Don’t bother me,” and the impact is that turnover in his organization is well over 100 percent. No one in today’s environment wants to work with someone like that.In my HR presentations, I often refer to a quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” Isn’t that the truth! Whether I am speaking to HR departments of One, Emerging Leaders or business professionals, I talk about the need to own your time, and be protective of it. You always want to be sending a message to your team that you are open to their ideas, and value constructive conversation. It’s just as professional to ask them to let you know when they want to come by and what they’d like to discuss so that you are ready for them.I often use the example for Harvard Business Review’s article about the monkey on your back, only to realize I have dated myself and many leaders today have no idea what I am talking about. The premise is that an employee can’t come to your office with a problem – and just put it on your back. In business, we should expect our employees to come forward with a few ideas that would solve the issue at hand. As leaders, it is our job to guide them into making the right decision, or explain why their desired outcome just isn’t possible. It’s not your job to solve everyone else’s problems.Next time an employee appears at your door and starts a sentence with “Can you,” or “There’s a problem,” turn the situation around. Explain to them that you would love to help, but you trust their decision and you are just swamped at the moment with things that must be completed. Then remind them if they’d like to set a time to meet later you’d be happy to give them the time and attention you know they and the issue deserve.Use open door conversations to empower your team, and provide them both the trust and support they need to move your operation forward. Originally published on HR Topics Blog.last_img read more

Capgemini Enhances Remote IT Maintenance

Posted in jetevarl on December 9th, 2019

first_imgAs one of the world’s largest IT system integrators and support providers, Capgemini  is always looking for innovative new technologies that can help it improve service to its customers. It recently conducted a trial for a retail customer to demonstrate how remote IT support with help from Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processors, including KVM Remote Control, could improve the performance and security of its desktop computers.After the success of the trial, Capgemini is now evaluating how it can use KVM Remote Control to remotely manage on-site computers used to coordinate the transfer of key inventory and financial data between individual stores and the head office.“Our trial of Intel’s KVM Remote Control has shown us that it has the potential to significantly enhance the IT support services we deliver to our customers,” explained Don van Gelder, IT architect at Capgemini. “By allowing hardware-based access to client computers, KVM Remote Control offers a more robust and effective solution than previous software-based tools.”Capgemini is also looking into how it can integrate KVM Remote Control into its IT support offering to deliver a more effective service to customers and reduce the costs associated with running their IT infrastructure. By providing a more reliable way to deliver updates and systems maintenance, KVM Remote Control can help Capgemini reduce the risk of downtime in its customers’ systems and help engineers deliver support faster.For the whole story, read our new Capgemini business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many more, in the Intel.com Reference Room and IT Center.last_img read more

Kochi to host ISL 2016 finale

Posted in avadfeqk on November 20th, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) The city of Kochi in Kerala was today selected as venue for the Indian Super League finale on December 18. “Kerala has been the bedrock of Indian football. It is one of the few states in the country where interest in football is unparallelled. I have always been intrigued by the pride and passion of the football fans in Kerala,” Nita Ambani, Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited, that runs ISL, said in a release. “We felt that awarding the prestigious final of ISL 2016 to Kochi would be an apt ode to the State?s contribution to Indian football,” she added. PTI AT ATlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea midfielder Barkley: ‘Magical’ Hazard one of world’s best

Posted in myekaaeu on October 28th, 2019

first_imgChelsea midfielder Barkley: ‘Magical’ Hazard one of world’s bestby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has praised Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard after his display in Wednesday night’s EFL Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth. Hazard scored with six minutes remaining to clinch a 1-0 victory for the Blues.”The way we were playing, you could see we had the belief that a goal was going to come,” the Chelsea midfielder told Sky Sports.”When Eden got that goal, he can produce magic moments like that. Credit to him and the team who got stuck in.”He’s playing really well. He’s up there with the best in the world. He can produce goals like that out of nothing and to play with a player like that is fantastic.”He’s relaxed, but once he’s on the training pitch he’s magical. He plays with enjoyment. He scores goals and creates goals. He’s laid-back, but on game day he’s ready to make things happen.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months ago​Lookman warns Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi about Bundesliga

Posted in iphgegfl on October 28th, 2019

first_img​Lookman warns Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi about Bundesligaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Ademola Lookman has a warning for young English stars looking to move to Germany.Many youngsters are considering the Bundesliga as a great option, as they get limited chances at top English clubs.Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is the latest who could make a move, with Bayern seriously interested.But Lookman, who was on loan at RB Leipzig last season, knows that it is not easy to find success in such a competitive league.”Everyone’s scenario is different, all our situations are different,” Lookman is quoted as saying by Goal.com. “So I think it is about the experience because wherever you go you can say you are going to play, but you have to prove it.”It is for an experience, learning new football, learning a new style, just being around it.”It was different football [in Germany], but I wouldn’t say it was daunting. It was just another experience, take it in your stride and get used to it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Artificial intelligence improves highway safety in Las Vegas

Posted in uwvmwtei on July 18th, 2019

first_img © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further The Nevada Highway Patrol says a yearlong partnership between public safety agencies and a startup technology firm resulted in a 17 percent reduction in crashes along a portion of northbound Interstate 15 just west of the Las Vegas Strip.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Waycare, a provider of artificial intelligence-based mobility products and services for smart cities, helped lead the crash prevention pilot program.They hope to use it in other parts of the Las Vegas Valley, including a stretch of U.S. 95 between I-15 and the Rainbow Boulevard curve.The program uses in-vehicle information, cameras, sensors and other traffic data to develop prediction models to reduce congestion.The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Highway Patrol teamed up for the pilot program with Waycare. The Israeli startup already carried out a similar program in Tel Aviv, and it started a crash prevention program last year in Tampa, Florida.The Nevada Highway Patrol says the results from the initial project on I-15 in Las Vegas between Charleston Boulevard and Russell Road came without any additional resources from state or local agencies.”Groundbreaking partnerships like this enable Southern Nevada to continue to lead the way in leveraging advanced technologies to dramatically improve traffic safety and efficiency,” RTC general manager Tina Quigley said.”These latest statistics coupled with the fact that we are identifying accidents up to 12 minutes faster with the Waycare platform helps translate what public and private partnerships can do and that AI is working to modernize and create a better transportation system for all.”The platform uses in-vehicle information and municipal traffic data to understand road conditions in real time. When an area at high risk for an incident is identified, Waycare alerts traffic agencies when and where to take preventive action.The RTC uses dynamic message boards to relay advanced warning of an incident, alerting drivers to reduce speed and drive cautiously.The NHP then deploys its vehicles in high-visibility mode along the freeway in conjunction with NDOT, which assures that safety barriers are in place for the police officers on freeways.During the program, 91 percent of drivers traveling at more than 65 mph slowed down to under 65 mph in areas where preventive measures were deployed, RTC said.”The results of this pilot program are a clear signal that AI and deep learning, when deployed in collaboration with traffic management and enforcement agencies, can have a dramatic impact on improving the safety of even our busiest and most at-risk freeways,” said Noam Maital, co-founder and CEO of Waycare. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. NAVYA Self-driving shuttle goes to work in Las Vegascenter_img Citation: Artificial intelligence improves highway safety in Las Vegas (2018, November 22) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-artificial-intelligence-highway-safety-las.html Credit: CC0 Public Domain Artificial intelligence is helping improve safety along a stretch of Las Vegas’ busiest highway.last_img read more