DCV Becomes An Official World Bank Vendor, Sparks New Opportunities

Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio sit with World Bank president Jim Kim & global leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith

Shane Yeager & Celene Di Stasio sit with World Bank president Jim Kim & global leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith

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ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

DCV, a video production agency in Washington, DC, has officially become a vendor of The World Bank and its subsidiary agencies.

This is big for DCV & ShortKlips. Being stamped as a trusted vendor by such a prestigious organization shows how far we’ve come as a company”

— Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Creative Visionaries, a video production agency in Washington, DC, has officially become a vendor of The World Bank and its subsidiary agencies.

This affirms the business stability of DCV, as all parties interested in conducting business with the World Bank Group must go through a rigorous registration process where possible financial, conflict of interest and/or contractual risk considerations are reviewed and is confirmed that the vendor conforms to The World Banks high standards.

“This is big for DCV & ShortKlips. Being stamped as a trusted vendor by such a prestigious organization shows how far we’ve come as a company” said CEO, Shane Yeager.

“Meeting the WBG president Mr. Jim Kim was a wonderful experience. It made us proud to know this is the type of leadership we would be a contractor for.”

DCV & ShortKlips has already completed numerous productions for the WBG, from executive interviews to event recap video productions.

This marks another step forward for the ever-evolving agency, Digital Creative Visionaries.

Shane Yeager
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DCV Featured On The Clutch 1000 List As A Global Leader For Video Production

DCV named Clutch top global agency and top 1000 video production company world wide.

DCV named Clutch top global agency and top 1000 video production company world wide.

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

ShortKlips, a video project management software designed by DCV

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DCV, a leading Washington, DC video production agency

This year, Digital Creative Visionaries (DCV) has been recognized as a global leader in video production by B2B review service Clutch.

With the release of ShortKlips, our video project management software, we are well-positioned to be a competitive and fast-growing creative force in the Washington, DC area and far beyond.”

— Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Creative Visionaries (DCV) has been providing digital marketing services to companies since its start in 2014. DCV has been a regular presence in the DC metro area, generating millions of dollars in opportunities for household names.

Digital Creative Visionaries & ShortKlips has been recognized as a leader in video production. Clutch, the B2B ratings and reviews platform, published their list for the top 1000 companies on their site and featured both entities as global leaders.

"Being a smaller agency in a very competitive DC video production market, we are proud of our partners and staff who have worked hard to create results for our clients. We're not stopping," said Shane Yeager, CEO, DCV.

"With the release of ShortKlips, our video project management software, we are well-positioned to be a competitive and fast-growing creative force in the Washington, DC area and far beyond."

The importance of this recognition is based on the methodology behind them. In order for DCV to be given recognition, client’s must leave verified client feedback that proves the partnership was beneficial and successful. DCV was the recipient of numerous client reviews praising them on excellent delivery and customer service.

"Thank you clients for all the positive feedback you have given our team at DCV. Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to call ourselves D.C. leaders and global leaders for video production," said COO, Celene Di Stasio, "It’s important that we keep establishing authority to establish more connections with potential buyers."

Shane Yeager
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Catching up with DJ Melisha

DJ Melisha, Music & Blockchain

the link between music and this technology was very interesting”

— Melisha Linnell

GOTHENBURG, VASTRA GOTALAND, SWEDEN, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Swedish music producer sat down for a Q&A with us about why she’s using the Telos-powered music app Zeptagram to monetize her art, the music business in general, COVID-19, and that Game of Thrones ending, of course.

Veteran musician Melisha Linnell recently began auctioning partial rights to some of her songs on Zeptagram. In doing so, she’s helping to pioneer a whole new revenue model for musicians, who can use the Telos-powered dapp as an alternative to traditional middleman-heavy business streams like royalties and live gigs.
In the Q&A below, we explore why Melisha has turned to Zeptagram, and how her experience with blockchain has gone so far.
Melisha spoke to Telos Foundation content producer Peter A. McKay from her hometown Gothenburg, Sweden, where she has a recording studio at Brewhouse, an industrial space that’s been converted into a “culture factory” to host concerts and other events. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in music production from University of Dalarna. She also teaches music production, mixing and mastering at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Recently Melisha started working with manager Peter Swartling and is now working on her new EDM/pop album featuring many exciting artists.
In 2019, Melisha released two songs as part of a fan art project called ”Dragon Mother,” based on Game of Thrones.
She also recently started producing songs to a project called SheTrance with artist Nadja Itäsaari. And she is co-founder of an nonprofit called EQLovesMusic, which runs projects in music production and gender equality.

Read the whole interview at: https://medium.com/telos-foundation/catching-up-with-dj-melisha-1fc7ff16bdc1

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Electoral College Documentary to Screen on PBS12

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“Winner Take All” has been named “Official Selection” of the 2019 “Awareness Festival,” 2020 “Angeles Doc Festival,” and 2020 “EFPalooza.”

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“Winner Take All,” a film about the U.S. electoral system, will be shown on Denver’s PBS12 in June.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is constitutionally consistent. It also, importantly, makes every voter in every state politically relevant.”

— Michael Steele, former chairman, Republican National Committee

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — PBS12 (https://www.pbs12.org, https://www.facebook.com/PBS12.CO, https://twitter.com/PBS12_CO) has added the documentary film, “Winner Take All” (winnertakeallfilm.com), to its June program lineup. The film explains how the frequently misunderstood Electoral College works, why its election results have conflicted with the popular vote, and Colorado’s effort to join a compact with other states to prevent such conflicts in the future. The broadcast is particularly timely since a referendum to repeal the legislation will appear on Colorado’s November ballot.

“There’s a lot of confusion around how the Electoral College works and what our founders designed it to accomplish,” says filmmaker, Don Colacino. “Many people believe it advantages one party over another, or that it ensures that voters in rural areas have an equal voice, but when you look at the details neither of those things are true. Both Republicans and Democrats have at various times supported a popular vote, and it was the compromise of a bi-cameral Congress that was designed to allay the concerns of less-populous states.”

“The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact doesn’t “drop” the Electoral College nor does it perform an “end run” on the Electoral College,” wrote Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee in a letter published in The Wall Street Journal on February 20, 2020. “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is constitutionally consistent. It also, importantly, makes every voter in every state politically relevant.”

Colorado's Senate was the first state legislative house in the nation to pass a National Popular Vote bill in 2006, with bipartisan support. The Colorado House passed it in 2009, but both branches must pass a bill within two years for it to reach the Governor’s desk for signature. That happened in 2019, but opponents immediately filed a referendum against it.

“Winner Take All” will air on Friday, June 19 at 9:00 pm, with an encore presentation on Sunday, June 21 at 4:30 pm. Both broadcasts will take place on Colorado PBS’s primary channel 12.1.

More information can be found at winnertakeallfilm.com. Winner Take All Documentary LLC created the film in association with Colacino Productions LLC (colacinoproductions.com), a Business-to-Business (B2B) film production company focused on documentary, commercial, and industrial films. The company provides both documentary- and narrative-style content creation and production services. For more information please contact info@winnertakeallfilm.com.

About PBS12
PBS12 (formerly Colorado Public Television, CPT12) is a different kind of PBS station. We’re your neighbor. We’re rooted in independence and diverse viewpoints. We champion diverse voices, celebrate community, delight audiences, and expand perspectives for all Coloradans. We promise to be PBS in a whole new way. PBS12 is on-air on channel 12 (over-the-air and on DirecTV and Dish) on Comcast channel 660 in Denver and throughout Northern Colorado and Mountain communities. In Colorado Springs and Pueblo, PBS12 is on channel 12 (over-the-air) and on Comcast channel 712. Online, PBS12 is available at http://www.pbs12.org, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and on-demand at video.PBS12.org.

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UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs is Helping Oganizations be More Agile and Resilient

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The dust cover for the new book UP PERISCOPE, Putting Tradtional Leadership in the Crosshairs

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Deb Cake Fortin writing the manuscript for UP PERISCOPE

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John Gregory Vincent with his Navigation Division Underway, Underneath the Oceans

The follow-up book to Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way, UP PERISCOPE is tapping into the author's patent published system to drive effective leadership

Not only did John enlighten us as to the meaning of our assessments, but he also taught us how to capitalize on them through the power of being ‘pointy.’ A completely unique use of these tools.”

— Garret Harrell – Marine Raider

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, US, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is a good reason that "Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs" is in the title of this book. Look no further than the good and poor examples of situational leadership on display on a daily basis. For organizations to be successful in our new reality they will need agile, resilient leadership based on a proven system. This book is built on the foundation found in place onboard the most sophisticated vessel ever designed to operate in the universe. It operates in the unforgiving, dangerous world beneath our oceans. Perhaps most astonishing is it is operated by a crew with an average age of 22, 80% of which have no more than a high school diploma. Due to agile, resilient leadership there has never been a nuclear accident on board these nuclear-powered submarines. The world will benefit from these universal truths. The Submarine Way works and this new book with helping everyone who reads it drive more effective inclusive leadership.

Most leadership books are long on theory and very very short on solutions, specific tools to drive more effective results. We do not take the easy road in UP PERISCOPE. The co-authors blend their expertise gained from senior leadership in Fortune 300 companies with that gained from being The Gallup Organizations top client rated consultant in the world to bring a dose of reality to developing leaders effectively.

This new book not only builds on their first bestseller, Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way with submarine stories around leadership secrets surfaced from this secret world. It goes further into the elements of their patent published leadership development through the inclusion system and specific actions they have helped their clients implement, leading to significant, measurable results.

This new book is about reality, not hype. Below is taken directly from a chapter in UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs to demonstrate just one of the numerous, contrarian but highly effective leadership development approaches that will absolutely drive more agile, resilient leaders.

Caring Leaders Do Not Take Care of People

Yes, you heard me right. People who are taken care of do not learn to make independent decisions, or how to handle issues in a crisis and they don’t teach others how to develop people to make good decisions or operate independently. Excellent leaders understand they are responsible for an outcome. They understand others are accountable for the outcome as well, but they teach others to get the job done and to get it done right. Five things a leader can do to teach a person to fish, so they can eat for the rest of their life:

1. Roles and jobs should have talent considerations. Individuals should be placed in jobs where their talents and strengths can contribute.

2. Mistakes happen. We all learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. If individuals do not feel safe to make mistakes, they will not innovate.

3. Give individuals latitude to achieve the mission. If there is no latitude, be honest.

4. Allow individuals access to you to ask questions. Avoid taking over the project. Coach them to a good decision.

5. Make sure there are good plans behind important initiatives, including those that involve developing people.

Authentic caring is demonstrated through genuine relationships with the people the leader interfaces with and leads. These relationships have integrity at the root and are built on an ethical foundation. More to follow on the importance of integrity in leading others. The same with strengths. A good leader knows his/her strengths and looks to maximize these with those they lead. They also look to their people to fill in the gaps created by their lack of expertise in an area.

For more than a decade The Submarine Way has been guiding and partnering with organizations of all types and sizes to drive leadership through our patent published lens of inclusion. Our goal is simple, change our workplaces, communities, and schools forever. We have a better way, we know a better way and we have the results and the patent to back up its unique and powerful approach. Let's get a copy of this new book in everyone's hands.

Deborah Cake Fortin
The Submarine Way
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Through the lens of an expert: Aspire’s VP briefs the latest test automation trends and best practices in the industry

Janaki Jayachandran, Vice President – Testing, Aspire Systems

An interview featuring our top testing expert, Janaki Jayachandran for the best insights on testing trends, updates, and many more.

OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS, US, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The virus outbreak has a tremendous impact on the businesses across almost every industry. Organizations are looking forward to solutions that can both help themselves run their business and support their end-users in this adverse situation. Even the well-established organizations across the globe are struggling to manage and operate their business seamlessly.

This interview by News Desk will help business leaders to get an idea of the ways in which they can resume their business in the most efficient and cost-effective ways. The interview was conducted by Jennifer Bonine (CEO AND Founder, PinkLion) featuring our top testing expert, Janaki Jayachandran, (VP-Testing, Aspire Systems) for STAR EAST 2020 to get a brief on the various testing challenges faced widely, the best ways to address those challenges, the impact of AI/ML to improve the test automation process, and many more useful thoughts.

1. What are the most common challenges that customers are experiencing in dealing with modern-day applications?

To date, Aspire has worked with more than 1000 customers over the last 20 + years. We could clearly see the shift in the industry towards the software engineering approach, which poses multiple challenges for testing.

 Test Automation in an Agile based testing with CI/CD: Sprints in agile usually have a focus on building the features right and many a time the requirements evolve through the sprint cycle. Hence, implementing test automation is quite challenging.

 Multi-Layered Architecture: With the likes of Microservices architecture, today’s applications have multiple layers (UI, API, Mobile, etc.). Therefore, it’s not sufficient to automate just the UI alone. All the layers have to be covered in order to ensure a high-quality application.

 Testing on a wide range of Mobile devices; Faster turnaround time: Applications are expected to be accessible over mobile. In certain cases, the number of mobile devices to be supported could be quite high. This coupled with the short time frame given for testing poses a huge challenge.

 Non-Functional Testing covering Performance and Security: In today’s demanding market it’s not just enough to have the best of features in the application but reliability and availability of the application also play a major role in customer success. Therefore, it’s imperative to cover the non-functional testing as part of the test strategy to stay ahead in the market.

 Diversified Tools & Frameworks to cover all the layers: To solve the above challenges many time customers end up using half a dozen tools & frameworks, which results in an operational & maintenance nightmare. Integrating the tools and consolidating the siloed reports is by itself will turn out to be a mini-project.

2. What are the innovations that Aspire is providing to help solve customer challenges?

Hyper-Testing is Aspire’s unique methodology for Testing. Hyper-Testing is an agile and unified approach towards designing and executing a test strategy that covers end to end testing of all application layers (Functional, UI, API, Mobile, etc.) as well as non-functional requirements (security, performance, load, availability, etc.) by leveraging the best of breed tools (cloud, open-source, etc.), resulting in lower TCO and Higher ROI.

To enable Hyper-Testing we have a fully integrated and seamless framework called AFTA. AFTA covers end-end testing needs covering both functional and non-functional with support for a complete CI/CD integration. This drastically reduces the complexity for customers from switching between multiple tools and reports.

Testing on the cloud – We have designed our testing methodology to operate 100% on the cloud. This allows us to meet on-demand requirements and also significantly cut down the infrastructure cost for our customers. Thousands of browsers and mobile devices can be tested instantly at a fraction of cost.
Our recent innovation is a Robotic Arm to especially help Retail customers in performing automated testing for POS Terminals. Robotic Arm is designed to perform testing for card-based transactions including swipe, chip insert, and tap mode payments. Automating these operations saves a lot of manual effort and completely eliminates human errors.

3. What do you think of AI/ML's impact on Test Automation?

It’s given that AI/ML is absolutely going to play a vital role in almost all the fields. Test Automation will also stand to gain a lot from AI/ML. In fact at Aspire, last year we released the latest version of AFTA 3.0, and the primary focus of this release is to enable AFTA with a set of AI/ML features that make this framework much powerful. We feel the 2 main areas to be focused for AI/ML implementation are – Productivity and Accuracy of testing.

For example, we have built capabilities that can drastically reduce false positives in automation results thereby increasing the accuracy of test results. Similarly, we have built capabilities to cut down significant manual efforts towards activities like script maintenance, issue verification, and categorization, etc. We are seeing that these sets of AI/ML features are resulting in an almost 30%-50% increase in productivity of teams, which transforms to cost savings for our customers.

4. Do you foresee any specific areas in testing to get more attention in the near future?

While end-end testing is important to produce high-quality software, we find that Performance engineering will play an extremely important role in the overall success of the companies. Particularly with the current COVID situation, there is a general increase in the load of the systems as more and more people are switching to online. A good example would be one of our US customers from the education industry has experienced 10X times more load than what they typically receive. It’s primarily because of current lockdown in the US leading to more activities happening over online from homes. We worked along with the customer to plan the load and performance testing on time to get the system fully ready to service the multi-fold increase in load.

We strongly feel different segments will go through varying degrees of increase in load but the key is to be prepared to handle it successfully.

Tips to increase productivity while testing from anywhere

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Aspire Systems
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Isn’t it always best to hear it from the experts themselves? Watch the interview on the latest updates on test automation here.

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Steven Odzer Shares the Meaning of Having a Large Family

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HENDERSON, NV, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — While he is a successful businessman, a supporter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and a member of Economic Club, Steven Odzer is a family man foremost. “I have seven kids, and I will soon welcome my tenth grandchild,” he says with a smile. Creating a legacy for his family is one of the things that keeps him going. At the end of a long day, Steven Odzer likes to come home to his wife and his younger children who still live at home. He learned everything he knows about the value of family from his father, Seymour Odzer. Steven Odzer hopes to create a legacy similar to the one his father left behind. “My father taught me to surround myself with important people,” Steven said.

Not only is Steven Odzer proud of his immediate family, but he’s also extremely close to his extended family. “I have many family members living in Israel,” Steven says. The entire family likes to stay in touch. This past October 14th, the family honored his cousin Nachston Wachsman on the 25th anniversary of his kidnap and murder. In 1994, at the age of 19, the military instructed him to attend a one-day training in northern Israel when he was on leave. His family expected him home on Sunday night, October 9th, 1994, but sadly he never made it back. The memorial of Nachshon Wachsman on his 25th death anniversary, while sad, made everyone appreciate the importance of family. Businesses and money come and go, but for Steven Odzer, his family is what’s important.

With over 30 years of experience in the distribution industry, Steven Odzer has achieved a lot in his life. He is currently the CEO of the new YBT Industries of Henderson, NV. Steven Odzer attended Yeshiva of Flatbush High School and then to the Brooklyn College Scholars program. At the age of 18, when he started his first company out of his parent’s basement, he sold napkins, paper cups, and plates door to door in his neighborhood of Flatbush. All his accomplishments in the industry earned Steven the title of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000 in the area of distribution.

When Steven Odzer is not taking care of his family, he likes to support other worthy causes. He is a big supporter of Jewish and non-Jewish causes, the Arab-Jewish business cooperation.

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Dr. Alfred Sparman Extends Academic Scholarship Campaign Deadline to September 2020

As an advocate for formal education, Dr. Sparman stresses the importance of higher learning, believing it fundamental to professional success.

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, CARIBBEAN, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Alfred Sparman would like to announce that he is extending his Academic Scholarship Campaign deadline from May 31st to September 1st, 2020. Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19, many individuals are having difficulty obtaining the necessary information needed to apply. As a result, the committee has decided to allow more time to submit all official documents.

The scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited post secondary institution in Canada, the U.S. or Barbados, with no program limitations set in place.

Individuals are required to submit a 500-word essay detailing why they should receive financial aid, while demonstrating a passion for their field of study. Students must also provide proof of enrollment alongside all required documentation.
Dr. Sparman and his team would like to thank all applicants for their continued patience, and he is looking forward to helping support students in the form of financial aid.

For more information on the Dr. Alfred Sparman Scholarship Program please visit his official site here.

About Dr. Alfred Sparman

Dr. Alfred Sparman is a highly successful medical professional and CEO of the Sparman Clinic located in Bridgetown, Barbados. Specializing in angioplasty and the implementation of cardiac devices, Dr. Sparman received his Medical Degree from New York Medical College, and completed his medical residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. As a leading interventional cardiologist, Dr. Sparman values the well-being of his patients, and is praised for his personable bedside manner.

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Joanne L. Barian of Inner Soul Healing & Recovery Solutions to be Featured on Close Up Radio

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Therapy means healing. If you want to change your life from depression, anxiety or addiction, you must heal the soul.

Joanne L. Barian is a holistic psychotherapist, addiction specialist, inspirational life coach, and the founder of Inner Soul Healing and Recovery Solutions, where she specializes in helping individuals and families survive and overcome mental health issues and substance abuse.

“So many of us want to change our behavior, but all of our internal dialogue is negative,” says Joanne. “Inner soul healing is healing from the inside out. Today is the day to release what no longer serves us. It’s never too late to be what you were meant to become.”

Joanne’s therapeutic approach is holistically based, addressing the mind, body, spirit and emotions of the whole person. Through her expertise in Holistic Psychotherapy, Family Intervention, Addiction Counseling, Health & Wellness Consulting, and Holistic & Intuitive Life Coaching, offers clients a path toward spiritual awakening.

“I try to be someone who looks at the world with a fresh perspective,” says Joanne. “I'm on a vision quest to find approaches that are unique and different from what other therapists do. All of who I am goes into everything I do. My passion is what drives me. And when you talk to me, hopefully that comes through loud and clear.”

Joanne had been an elite tennis player when she suffered a devastating knee injury. Following her surgery, she began suffering from debilitating migraine headaches. Her doctor prescribed barbiturates for her pain, which worked for a while, until she developed a dependency.

“I didn't really think of myself as a person that had a problem,” recalls Joanne. “I just didn't want to believe that this could be me. I still identified as a person who always excelled in life. It's only by the grace of God that nothing that bad ever happened to me.”

When you have an addictive personality, says Joanne, you’re never satisfied. There's always something outside of yourself you're searching for that you never quite reach.

“All the things that I was doing as a therapist. I was now on the other side, and I was a tough patient,” recalls Joanne. “The experience reinforced what I already was doing, but it gave me a new spiritual perspective on life and on what I do with my talents. That's what separates me: I’ve earned the respect the people I work with because I'm a recovering addict as well.”

Joanne says the key to her success is facilitating a different perspective through new language.

“What I do is I help them change their language to change their thought process,” says Joanne. “Instead of right and wrong, I look at what's working and what isn't working. It's a way of empowering a person to know that they can do this. Many times the answers are inside us. We have that strength already. We just need to tap into it.”

Close Up Radio will feature Joanne L. Barian in an interview with Jim Masters on May 27th at 12pm EDT.

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If you have any questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

For more information, visit www.innersoulhealing.com

Lou Ceparano
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What will shared workspaces be doing to keep you safe after lockdown?

How flexible workspace venues are planning to adapt to life after lockdown

Will shared workspaces be safe to use after Lockdown?

LONDON, UK, May 26, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the UK Government announced further measures yesterday, to relax the current lockdown restrictions, and with many businesses beginning to reopen and more ‘relaxing’ measures to come in the coming weeks, will shared workspaces be safe to use after Lockdown?

What is the flexible space industry doing to ensure the compliance with hygiene and contamination control for the many shared space users?

There is no doubt that the way we all work has changed greatly, and probably forever, as the spread of Covid-19 exposed how vulnerable we potentially were, just by going about our daily business and socialising.

Lockdown has caused many to rethink how they want to work post-lockdown, particularly when it comes to commuting and what kind of working environment they wish to work from.

With Furloughing, self-isolation, and employees and business owners adapting to the new reality of home working, many have realised there are many benefits to cutting the long daily commute and that for many, it’s been a positive experience on some levels.

Both employers and employees alike have seen that with modern technologies, such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams, it is indeed possible for businesses to function just as well for most, on the new remote model.

So with a growing drive to work at, or closer to home, the use of shared workspaces should be a good idea, allowing the flexibility of working closer to home, yet in professional surroundings and with business facilities; without all the distractions of the home based office that many will have become newly familiar with!

But there are still fears amongst many workers, about using these shared facilities, and a need for reassurance that they are not putting themselves, or their wider families at risk by using them.

The industry has responded quickly to these concerns, with many flexible space operators undertaking full and comprehensive reviews of how they will run their facilities post-lockdown, to give confidence to users that they are indeed safe places to use for conducting their business.

These measures include maintaining social distancing in their premises, so that facility users are able to function within a safe proximity to other space users, this to be within the Government guidelines for what that safe social distance should be, currently set at 2 metres apart, yet with recent research suggesting that 1 metre may indeed be a safe proximity according to the WHO.

Numbers of users of facilities at any given time, is also another important measure operators of flexible spaces are considering, calculating the peak tolerances that need to be observed, so that facilities can maintain social distancing easily and not get too overcrowded to maintain this.

For many new or existing users of shared spaces, one of the main concerns is the common areas of the buildings, these may be lifts, kitchens, breakout areas, restrooms…etc. and how these are going to be kept safe when other people are using them?

Much has been discussed about surface contamination in recent weeks, with the American CDC, stating that transmission through surfaces is less of a threat, as Covid-19 is primarily spread from person to person via respiratory droplets.

That aside, space operators are not taking any chances, and are putting in place robust plans for hygiene and infection control including regular regimens of cleaning and disinfecting, making hand sanitisers available in common areas and fully cleaning each work area between each client visiting.

These are the same challenges that any food/ drink retail outlet will face in the coming weeks as they reopen to some form of normality, yet it is likely that food outlets such as cafés, bars and restaurants will face a much greater challenge due to the harder to control numbers and much greater use of common areas and facilities.

Shared space operators may have an edge here, in that they have much greater control of their internal environments and user access control, to enable a greater degree of hygiene and viral agent protection.

As well as the many unseen ways that operators will be assisting users to maintain scrupulously clean facilities, they also plan to have overt reminders in place at key areas within their buildings, signs, stickers, floor mats etc.. to remind users of the basic requirements of hygiene and physical distancing, to ensure that the strategies for limiting any potential contamination are, as much as possible, adhered to over the coming months when perhaps people begin to have a less ‘alert’ attitude to the threat.

FlexSA, the Flexible Space Association, the leading UK body for representing shared spaces, will be spearheading the move towards a safe and successful future across the industry, the newly published Code of Conduct sets the highest standards for the flexible workspace industry and states that members will ‘Comply with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements which are applicable to their business’.

This in practice, for users means that the whole membership is committed to working with Government, Scientists and medical advisers to ensure that the future for shared workspaces is secured by ensuring the client-base feel safe and secure whilst using any flexible spaces.

Back to the current situation, of millions of small business owners and employees looking for a future of more convenient working on their own terms; it’s very likely that the future will look like a more blended approach, some time is spent at home, some in shared workspaces and with less time spent in large head office buildings.

It looks like a very bright and safe future for both users and operators alike if the measures a fully rolled out and universally adopted.

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Source: EIN Presswire