Tag Archive for: covid

Pitchblack in Portland

It is great to see downtown Portland thriving with activity again. The weekend was filled with people enjoying the winter light festival at Pioneer Square and filling downtown restaurants. In the spirit of things returning, I'm excited to attend…

How Airlines Can Retain Employees and Avoid Burnout

One of the biggest surprises for me working in a post-pandemic economy is how many employees quit their job. Factoring the influx of workers forced to call out sick due to an ebb and flow of COVID cases, employee retention is more important…

Living in Interesting Times

I started researching “things to look forward to in 2022,” and among them were “Broadway back in business…” at which point I realized that these were written pre-Omicron. Another site previewed the exciting developments to look out…

Giving Employees the Latest Tech to Do Their Job

Prior to starting Ideba, I worked at a consulting firm in the Puget Sound area iSoftStone – a company founded by two former Microsoft executives. I was always impressed by their desire to provide employees the latest tech, including a…

Post-Pandemic Return to Work

The pandemic has rocked our world. I try to look at the glass half full and find the positive things that have happened as a result. The pandemic caused people to work in ways they would have never thought of. Pre-COVID, many companies would…

A More Normal Social Life

Like many (probably most) other people, COVID-19 drastically changed my social interactions in 2020 and continues to impact them in 2021. I stopped going to the gym, recreational soccer was cancelled, stopped going to church and restaurants,…

COVID has changed us, but how?

Hopefully, safe, effective vaccines will help us put the worst of COVID-19 in the rearview mirror. However, it has changed us, and I will be curious to see which of those changes prove to be long-lasting and most impactful. Working from…
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Seeking Inspiration as the Year Draws to a Close

As we come to the end of a tough year, and collectively look forward to better times in 2021, I thought I’d share an enlightening book, for you to add to your gift list this Holiday season. It’s just $12.95, and in my humble opinion…
A man recording his music in his home studio.

COVID-19 and the Music Industry

With more people homebound, the demand for new music is significant. The good news is that many artists are releasing new albums, singles and music videos as we continue dealing with COVID-19. November is shaping up to be a great month…
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Surviving, Then Thriving

COVID-19 has without a doubt been the most significant event in living memory, in terms of its impact on every person on earth. We all know someone that’s had the virus. And too many know of someone lost to the virus. Many business…