I just read an interesting story out of San Diego Jails, which have been battling an issue with the H1N1 virus. It seems that the virus has made a number of guards and inmates ill and there was a very high exposure rate.
As the virus continues to spread during the summer, one can only imagine the disruptions that may be caused when more people gather in confined environments like schools and office buildings when summer ends. It will be interesting to see how teleworking and mobile business will play into scenarios when employees, co-workers or classmates are told they may not congregate together because of health risks.
Those schools and businesses that use video conferencing know that it will help them maintain the face-to-face connection that allows for better relationships, team building and handling of sensitive conversations.
Video can be essential in a pandemic situation. Is your organization planning for the possibility of a resurgence of H1N1?