One-On-Ones The Most Powerful Management Tool

The regularly scheduled one-on-one (O-o-O) has been called the most powerful management tool available. Yet many managers are not having regular one-on-one meetings with employees, and it impacts the work environment.

To make the O-o-O effective, it should be regularly scheduled (every other Tuesday at 9AM or every Monday at 4PM or whatever works). It should be rarely missed and its primary focus must be on the employee and their performance. Notes should be taken by both the employee and the manager. The meeting will likely last no more than 30 minutes with 10 minutes for the employee, 10 minutes for you, and 10 minutes to focus on the employee’s development.

To prepare for your next O-o-O with an employee, ask yourself a few questions:

What positive feedback can I give the employee? What commitments did I make at the last O-o-O that I need to follow up on? What commitments did the employee make at the last O-o-O that we need to follow up on? What information have I received from outside sources that I need to share with the employee? What is currently on my plate that I can delegate to the employee that might be helpful to their development?

Some managers use a standardized form to track the outcomes of each O-o-O. The format might include notes you take from the employee’s update, notes you prepare for your update to the employee, and a list of agreements or follow-up items. The fundamental goal of the O-o-O is to maintain an ongoing dialogue with each employee about:

performance expectations resources the employee needs to meet the performance expectations feedback on the employee’s progress development opportunities the employee is pursuing

The O-o-O meeting is notably the most powerful management tool available. It is a no-cost, personal way to boost morale, enhance engagement, and improve performance. So when is your next O-o-O?

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Why Proper Weight Loss Management is Crucial to Achieving Your Goals

Losing body weight reduction represents the process of accomplishing and keeping an ideal body weight by getting rid of excess fat through a balanced diet, appropriate exercise, and active way of life. Being overweight is a very common problem in this country. Unfortunately, many people are either depending on risky, quick-fix weight loss plans or not doing anything at all. Many fall short to identify that it is only through an appropriate body weight reduction control that one can shed body weight securely and effectively. Below you will find more than enough reasons why you should shed body weight the right way.

Effective Weight Loss

Appropriate bodyweight reduction gives you better chances for success. If you want to say farewell to undesirable pounds, you can only achieve this by getting on an effective losing bodyweight routine that includes regular correct exercise and an effective diet high in fibers but low in calorie consumption and body fat.

Long Term Success

Not only does a correct weight loss system help you achieve your goals, it also provides long-term success. Most people who go into diet trends or quick weight loss programs recover the bodyweight they lost after a period. Usually, they obtain even more more than what they shed. This is why, even though it needs time of your time to see and feel the results of a proper weightloss system, it is still more advisable because it will ensure that you will be slim and healthy for a much more time time of your time.

Prevention of Health Problems

One essential consideration is someone’s protection. Individuals who go through an inappropriate diet programs suffer from lack of nutrition. This can increase risks for various wellness issues such as weak bones, anemia, heart failing, and many more. Not only that, these folks also feel tired, frustrated, and anxious. Doctors advise reducing bodyweight of not more than 1 to 2 pounds per week. Any more than that is going beyond the sides of protection. Constant reducing body weight gives your body a chance to modify to the changes you are making and enables you to keep your great wellness.

Great Physical Appearance

People who take on the healthy path in losing weight are not only healthier but are also better looking than those who go into flat. Great health emanates in your physical aspect. If you eat a good healthy diet, you will have sleek skin, shiny sight, shiny hair, and radiant element. If you do proper exercising, your body will be beautifully shaped and fit.

Proper Growth and Development

One thing to remember about reducing body weight is that our systems need nutritional value to constantly develop and create. If we deny ourselves of proteins, calcium mineral, essential natural vitamins, and other nutritional value, this can stop our growth and even cause for the decline of the defense mechanisms.

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Evans Hall, Yale School of Management

Compiled by Pari Syal Photography: Chuck Choi;courtesy Foster+Partners

Being a former student of Yale School of Architecture has only been an added inspiration to Lord Foster, as Foster +Partners design the new Evans Hall combining world-class teaching facilities with inspirational social spaces.

The new Edward P. Evans Hall’s design is guided by the principle that interactions outside of the formal teaching areas are as important as classroom-based learning.

Arranged around a central courtyard, classrooms are contained within 16 double-height oval drums, and can support every style of learning, from team-based working to lectures, discussions -in the round’ and video conferencing. Integrating state-of-the-art technology, the facilities include simultaneous translation, filming, multimedia displays and enhanced acoustics to ensure that every student has the opportunity to see and hear clearly.

The five-storey building incorporates a variety of social spaces concentrated at ground level, where there is a coffee shop, media library and a large common room, opening out into the courtyard. On the second floor, classrooms are connected by a wide internal circulation -cloister’ – the glazed faade around the courtyard follows the undulations of the blue classroom drums to define bays, where students can gather. The third floor is pulled back from the facade to form a mezzanine, opening visual connections between the different levels. The building also unites Yale’s faculty departments in a single location for the first time and brings a high level of transparency to the traditionally enclosed college courtyard, creating a green heart for the campus community, which is visible throughout the school.

Besides, a semi-circular Beinecke Room on the second floor provides a flexible events and meeting space with capacity for 80 diners, and is connected to a large, curving terrace with views over the natural landscape to the east. A 350-seat auditorium below the Beinecke Room provides an impressive venue for Yale’s high-profile lecture series and, unlike traditionally closed auditoria, retains a visual connection with the courtyard outside. This open, welcoming approach extends to embrace the wider campus: the transparent faade opens the building up to Whitney Avenue, making visible the feature staircases contained within two glass drums on either side of the entrance, and showcasing the School’s activities. The roof is held aloft by slim pillars and projects to shade both the faade and a wide entrance plaza. Targeting the highest environmental standards, the sustainable design responds to the unique climate of New Haven and the patterns of use specific to a university faculty. The building utilizes chilled beams, a displacement system of ventilation and solar shading, and the building’s high performance envelope with solar responsive shading naturally reduces energy demand.

Highlighting the interiors are some especially commissioned works of art: bold murals by Sol LeWitt, which bring the circulation spaces to life in swirls of colour; and a site-specific installation by the Swiss artist Adrian Schiess, whose 90 painted panels appear to magically change colour as the viewer moves around them.

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fUSB Serial Channel Buffer A Professional Device for Data Management

Toronto, Canada – GAO Comm (www.GAOComm.com) has announced the availability of its serial USB channel buffer, which is designed for the accumulation and delivery of data. It accumulates data from devices via RS-232 interface and downloads data to a computer via a USB port. The compact buffer supports transfer rates of 1200bps, 2400bps, 4800bps, 9600bps, 14400bps, 19200bps, 38400bps and 57600bps in data acquisition mode. This serial channel buffer is shipped with data control software that allows for flexible setting and adjustment of all data parameters. It supports a built-in flash memory capacity of 16MB. An LED indicates its status and free memory of the buffer. The USB serial channel buffer has low power consumption and does not require an external power source as it is powered through a COM or USB port. GAO Comm’s optimized buffer runs under Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 operating systems. Please visit http://www.GAOComm.com for more information or to purchase this product online. For any sales inquires please contact: 1-877 585-9555 ext. 601 – Toll Free (USA & Canada) 1-416 292-0038 ext. 601 – All Other Areas About GAO Comm GAO Comm (www.GAOComm.com) is an international leading provider of communication test instruments, equipment for the installation, testing and maintenance of communications infrastructures.

day In-person seminar on Implementing Risk Management Principles and Activities within a Quality

Overview:

Risk management integrated into the overall quality management is one of the main components for global medical device compliance. To meet the approval requirements for almost every regulated market a comprehensive implementation and documentation of a full risk management lifecycle has to be demonstrated. This course introduces the major components necessary to achieve global regulatory compliance and approvability. The main emphasis is on European and US regulation. A practical path to implanting a successful risk management system across different subsystems will be presented. The main issues covered are risk management, compliance with IEC60601-1, usability engineering and software risk management. The course is based on 20+ years of experience in the medical device industry and emphasizes practical implementation issues and not just theoretical background. If your company is developing devices for international markets this seminar will give you the information needed to design and document a globally acceptable design lifecycle.

Why you should attend:

Since risk management is a wide spanning activity involving management, engineering, QA/RA, clinical affairs and manufacturing / sustaining engineering, the seminar addresses a broad audience and generates a common understanding of risk management principles and methods. Some elements of the agenda a specific to design engineering but a shared knowledge of risk management principles is essential to successfully implement a working risk management system.

Course Outline: Day 1 – Agenda Lecture 1: Introduction into Risk Management and Quality System Integration Why risk management? Risk Management Lifecycle and stakeholders Risk Management Benefits How I to implement Risk Management into ISO13486 Q&A

Lecture 2: Risk Management to ISO 14971:2012 Risk Management Planning Risk Management Life Cycle Hazard Identification

Day 2 – Agenda Lecture 3: IEC 60601-1 3rd edition (incl. A1) References to Risk Management Section 4 Risk Related Issues Compliance for Non-Software Related Issues The IEC TRF (technical report form)

Lecture 4: Usability Risk Management (IEC62304:2006 / FDA usability Guidance) Use errors as hazard source User intervention as hazard mitigation Usability engineering lifecycle Application specification

Lecture 5: Software Risk Management (IEC62304 / FDA software reviewers’ guidance): Critical Software Issues Software Hazard Mitigation Strategies Software Item, Unit and System Definition Software Failures as Hazard Sources

Who Will Benefit: This 2-day course is particularly relevant to managers, supervisors, QA / RA and design/system engineers. Even experienced personnel will benefit from the across industry perspective and the illustration of standard practices that only a presenter with extensive experience in more than 100 projects can provide. Specific positions that would benefit are: Project managers Risk managers Engineering management Quality Assurance personnel Regulatory and Compliance professionals responsible for FDA / notified body interactions System and design Engineers Software Engineers Usability Engineers Verification / validation personnel Production Managers ABOUT SPEAKER – Markus Weber Principal Consultant, System Safety Inc.

Markus Weber, Principal Consultant with System Safety, Inc., specializes in safety engineering and risk management for critical medical devices. He graduated from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany with a MS in Electrical Engineering. Before founding System Safety, Inc., he was a software safety engineer for the German approval agency, TUV. Since 1991, Mr. Weber has been a leading consultant to the medical device industry on safety and regulatory compliance issues, specifically for active and software-controlled devices. In conjunction with the FDA, he has published works on risk management issues and software-related risk mitigations. Mr. Weber has helped multiple companies, from startups to Fortune 500 firms.

Location: Singapore

27th & 28th February 2014

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