Rethinking Furloughs

What’s the right balance? While Covid-19 related furloughs and unemployment numbers continue to rise (26 million in the last five weeks), I’ve been thinking about better ways to handle furloughs to reduce the financial strains on people and their ability to maintain necessities in life such as housing and food.  As we all continue to weigh monetary costs versus the Read More …

Rethink email attachments

Ease of use wins the day. Attaching documents to email is perhaps the most-used business workflow invention in the last 20 years. I don’t think this feature of email was intended to become so intertwined in business workflows. But it’s so easy to click, attach, and send that the procedure has become habit for us. Storing documents on a network Read More …

Think to plan. Plan to think.

Time to think and plan is elusive. During the normal patterns of a work week I tend to get pulled into the daily operational tasks of keeping the business running and solving for immediate needs. That stuff is ultra-important because it involves the daily interaction of servicing customers.  But what about the long term planning and more strategic thinking? I Read More …

Rethink rules that prohibit remote deposit

I love my credit union. I’ve been a member for many years and my relationship with them has steadily grown.  I use online banking for money transfer, bill pay, a personal finance manager (PFM), and even an integrated link to Turbo Tax. In return, my credit union gives me competitive rates on loans, better than average interest rates on share Read More …