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Craig Fugate, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 2009, has been busy recently responding to questions about the flooding in Colorado. As an emergency manager in Florida, Fugate become known for his "thunderbolt" drills, in which he launched surprise disaster scenarios on staff members who were expected to react with the same speed and decisiveness as they would in a real situation. He is also credited with coining the term "Waffle House Index," a measurement of a disaster's severity as reflected by that restaurant chain's singular determination to open its stores during them.
The death of an employee needs to be communicated within the workplace promptly and with sensitivity to the emotional toll that such news has on those receiving it. Many questions arise for managers and employees about how to make these announcements....Click here to find out more.