7 ways to create a solution-oriented work environment

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Not every problem in an organization makes it all the way to the CEO’s ears. That’s why it is important as a leader to set the expectation that all employees are problem solvers. If someone sees an issue and has an idea to fix it, they should feel comfortable sharing it. Letting problems fester can create negative undercurrents among employees and potentially impact the customer experience.Leadership guru and award-winning author David Dye identifies two reasons why employees don’t offer up solutions more often: no one asked directly, and employees don’t think anything happens afterward.To address these sentiments, Dye offers seven ways leaders can respond to employees’ suggestions and encourage more solutions:Say “thank you.” Acknowledging an employee’s contribution and effort makes them feel valued.last_img read more

Gov. Cuomo update on NYS COVID-19 progress states Broome County at 3.53% positivity

first_img“As with everything, context is key: Cases are surging around the country and around the globe. In a sea of division and a sea of COVID chaos, our ship of state is sailing well,” the Governor said. Governor Cuomo says in all focus zones in the state, the rate of positive testing for the virus yesterday was at 3.01%, while the remainder of the state saw a positivity rate of 1.3% yesterday. NEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has given an update on the state’s progress with the coronavirus in cluster areas of concern and the state as a whole. The Governor reported 1,121 hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, and 8 deaths related to COVID yesterday. One of those deaths was in Broome County and one was in Tioga County. Broome County as a yellow zone focus area recorded a positivity rate of 3.53% yesterday. center_img He says including both focus zone and non-focus zone areas, New York State has a positivity rate of 1.49%. The Southern Tier as a whole saw a rate of 1% positivity. Governor Cuomo said, “… New Yorkers should be very proud of where we are, but we also need to stay vigilant — wear a mask, wash your hands, socially distance, and stay New York Tough.”last_img read more

HUT: Any change should be created and implemented in cooperation with the entire sector, which unfortunately was not the case in the preparation of new legislation

first_imgThe Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) welcomes the beginning of changes in the structure and functioning of the system of tourist boards announced in the published draft laws: the Law on Tourist Boards and the Promotion of Croatian Tourism, the Draft Law on Tourist Tax and the Draft Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards. but also points out that in passing the new Laws did not consult with the profession.HUT points out that any change should go towards strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism and be created and implemented in cooperation with the entire sector. Unfortunately, this was not the case in the preparation of these legal proposals, as well as the previous ones, when in two years the amount of the sojourn tax, without any structural and detailed analysis and consultation with the sector, was raised twice.”Redefining the tasks of individual levels of the system, organizing local tourist boards on the principles of the organization that manages the destination, specific financial incentives for the association of tourist boards, decentralization of the distribution of funds, determining the maximum amount that can be used for salaries, starting certain economic activities. own revenues by performing activities on the market, has the support of all entities gathered in the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT), which are in addition to the two most famous professional associations (Croatian Hotel Employers Association and the Croatian Camping Association) and the largest Croatian hotel company generating 70% of total revenue Croatian Hotel Industry ”HUT believes that the proposal to reduce the share of individual members of the tourist board from the existing 40% to 25% is not acceptable, as it will reduce the share of tourism workers in local community assemblies, and decisions will potentially be made by people not directly related to tourism. “We can understand the intention of the legislator that no member has a majority in the Assembly of the Tourist Board, but we believe that the proposed further reduction to 25% will be counterproductive. If we want to increase the quality of Croatian tourism, we need to enable professional tourism workers to sit in tourist bodies. In addition, we remind you that there is already a limit by which the total paid sojourn or tourist tax is limited to 25% of the total paid. “ HUT points out and adds that the association of tourist communities should be more strongly (with greater resources) financially stimulated, because in many cases it is necessary, for efficiency and market logic, at the level of a tourist-recognizable area or region, to promote and develop new products. is provided by the draft law.In conclusion, HUT points out that the proposed changes are a qualitative step forward compared to the current situation, but expect continuous improvements in the legislative framework for the functioning of tourist boards in response to increasingly demanding market challenges facing the entire tourism sector.RELATED NEWS:HUNT ON FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCESHUB: IT IS NOT LOGICAL THAT BANKS WHICH DO NOT PERFORM REGISTERED TOURIST OR SERVICE ACTIVITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUBJECT TO THE LAW ON TOURIST MEMBERSHIP FEESMINISTRY OF TOURISM PRESENTS DRAFT PROPOSAL OF TOURIST LAW PACKAGESlast_img read more

Marinex Secures St. Augustine Beach Renourishment Contract

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a $9.5 million contract to Marinex Construction, Inc. for the next scheduled renourishment of the St. Johns County Shore Protection Project.According to the Corps, the project will renourish critically eroded shoreline between the southern limits of Anastasia State Park (8thSt.) in St. Augustine Beach.“This project exemplifies the great partnership between the Corps and St. Johns County,” said Project Manager Jason Harrah. The cost share is 80.5% federal and 19.5% non-federal.Construction is expected to begin in November and will last for approximately three months. The contractor will place approximately 800,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from the navigation channel and ebb shoal onto eroded areas.The purpose of the project is to mitigate for down-drift shoreline impacts caused by the federal navigation channel at St. Augustine Inlet, and provide storm damage reduction for upland development.A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project, and any potential impacts to the area. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.[mappress mapid=”24416″]last_img read more