Today I had our Chief Administrative Officer, Emily Mazey and our Employee Experience Officer, Amanda Shook, look into missed time for the week and encourage our team to take advantage of the federal benefits for disaster unemployment. They did. They came back to me and said “Wes, people worked all week. They weren’t unemployed, there are hours charged to clients, the work never stopped”. Wow. We got something right. We were in the cloud. Our team was able to carry on in the midst of the worst hurricane in decades and a flood that was deemed to be a “500 year flood”.
It is a textbook case study for cloud based computing. If you aren’t going to change because it is just the smartest and most efficient way to do business, then consider it for this #1 reason. When a natural disaster strikes, you will be prepared. Your disaster recovery plans will look like ours, a laptop. You are covered.
There was one guy who wasn't stressing over disaster recovery. Our internal IT guy, Cory Dial. Can you picture the Maytag repair man? That’s Cory. Cory is important to our organization, but he can focus on service and strategy.
Wesley Middleton is the managing partner at MRZ LLP, a Houston, Texas-based accounting firm voted Best Place to Work by the Houston Business Journal. Wesley is the author of Violent Leadership (Forbes Books, 2017) and is represented by PumpJack Speakers Bureau. To book Wesley for your event, email Wesley.Middleton@PumpJack.me or click here.