Assessing Security Risks of a Remote Workforce

Last month, a cyberattack crippled nearly 200,000 computers across more than 150 countries.  The ransomware attack took over computers, encrypted their data and then demanded payments from users to release the information. Organizations from private companies to governments and individuals were impacted.  Had it not been for the intervention of a British cybersecurity researcher who[…]

Using Telework to Lean Out the Enterprise

A few decades ago, Toyota Production System gained attention for its manufacturing processes.  The methodology and collection of tools used by Toyota engineers was later coined “lean” and popularized in the book The Machine That Changed the World.  (Coincidentally, lean started to become popular during the era when the process improvement methodology Six Sigma was[…]

Teleworker Toolkit: The Basics of Change Management

Here’s a quote I have often heard: “Approximately 70% of change efforts fail or are derailed. Failure of an organizational change can lead to major issues that cause unmet expectations, wasted time and money.” Although I can’t verify the source of the quote, experience tells me it is probably accurate.  Implementing telework is often hard[…]