Exterus Technology for Business, an information technology company located in Shelburne has been named a bronze sponsor for the 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk.Girls on the Run is an experiential program for girls in grades three through eight that combines lessons on physical, mental, and emotional development with a community service project and training for the 5K run/walk. The 5K is the culmination of the program, and a celebration of each participant. The 5K is a non-competitive, family-friendly event where everyone is a winner! In 2005, over 1200 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated to celebrate their health!The 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. at the UVM Cross Country Course in Burlington, Vermont.Exterus Technology for Business provides hardware, software and services for all small – mid-size business information needs. To learn more about available products and services, call 802.658.8225 or visit www.exterusbusiness.com(link is external).
22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carletta Clyatt Carletta Clyatt, a popular seminar speaker, is the SVP at The Omnia Group. She offers clients advice on how to manage more effectively and gain insight into employee strengths, weaknesses … Web: www.omniagroup.com Details Whether or not it has been consciously identified, every company has a corporate culture. And while there’s no physical presence, it subtly influences the entire organization and drives the actions and decisions of your team. Maybe it’s characterized by change, and is therefore dynamic. Maybe it’s aggressive and focused on growth. Possibly, it is focused on being cutting edge, or branded by providing the best customer service. Or less positively, it is characterized by upheaval, unpredictability and chaos. Employees might define your culture as happy or hostile, as fast paced or plodding, as interactive or boring, so it can have a profound impact on employee satisfaction, engagement, everyday operations and the bottom line. Culture can, and should, be a mindful choice, though in many organizations it develops in response to management or industry changes. What creates a corporate culture? A company’s culture is generally dictated by leadership. When things are good, a corporate culture is created by vision, choice and planning. Management decides where they want the company to go and how they want it to get there. In less ideal situations, a corporate culture is created in reaction to something: fear of change, a quick response to industry shifts, a need for strict control. If it works, maintain it. When an organization has a clear vision about their culture, and the culture works, it’s much easier to use that to ensure positive growth and endure the tough times. Why? Because the employees know what is expected. They feel secure, and they feel included as contributors to their company’s successes. To maintain a successful corporate culture, it is important to: Create a mission statement: Identify the touchstone, the most important value or element of your company, and create a mission statement around it. Communicate your mission to all employees. Make sure it is more than words: Don’t just say it, have policies and procedures that back it up. Reward people whose actions support your company’s vision. Hire people who can fit in: Every employee brings a little something new and different to the table, but make sure the people you hire can agree to and fit in with your culture. Be prepared to change/grow: Times and situations change, struggling to maintain a culture that no longer works can create its own chaos. Be mindful of changes, communicate with members and employees and be flexible. If it doesn’t work, change it. A corporate culture marked by paranoia, low morale, high turnover and tight management restrictions doesn’t work. Such a situation results in unproductive employees, absenteeism and high recruiting and retraining costs. If you notice signs of a sickly corporate culture, there are some steps you can take to change it: Identify the problem(s): Talk to your employees in a safe environment and listen to them. Solicit anonymous feedback. Perform extensive exit interviews. Check out the highest turnover areas. Ask people what they would do to change it, and be prepared to implement viable solutions. Define where you want your company to be: Besides being profitable, what do you want for your organization? What do you want your customers to think of when they see your name? Create a mission statement, and communicate it your employees. Implement changes that will support your mission, and be prepared for some bumps in the road. Change isn’t easy, and some people will resist, but the dangers of maintaining the status quo might be far greater than the risks of trying new things. Discover current employees who can get you there, or coach them to be what you need. Hire people who will contribute to the change you want: Once you know where you are going, recruit people who share your vision. Need help training or hiring people to fit with your corporate culture? Contact your Omnia Client Advisor to review your cultural preferences and discuss training and hiring options.
New Delhi: Ever since the inauguration of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, batsmen, and mostly openers, have found it easy to score big whether it be Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Brendon McCullum who kicked off the league in an amazing manner, playing a blistering 73-ball 158 or Shane Watson who scored an unbeaten 117 to help Chennai Super Kings (CSK) win the trophy for a record third time last season.And if one does an analysis of the ongoing edition, they will find that this season has been no different. Opening batsmen of almost all the franchises have found it easy to score runs in most of the games, irrespective of the time the matches have started.Jonny Bairstow (445) and David Warner (611) were absolutely sensational for the Sunrisers Hyderabad as they scored the bulk of the runs for the team and single-handedly won matches.For Kings XI Punjab, Chris Gayle (444) and KL Rahul (441) have been very impressive at the top of the order, a reason why Punjab have performed well in IPL 2019 as compared to the previous editions.Though Royal Challengers Bangalore have not had a season of their liking and are all but out of the contention of making it to the playoffs, Virat Kohli (400) and Parthiv Patel (326) have been among the runs throughout the season and have played a massive role in the four matches that they have won in this season.For Rajasthan Royals, Jos Buttler (311) had a terrific run in the eight matches he played. Buttler, along with Ajinkya Rahane (391), laid the foundations for the Royals, whether they were setting up a total or were chasing.Shikhar Dhawan (401) and Prithvi Shaw (262) have performed in almost all the matches for the Delhi Capitals. The duo have made full use of the powerplays, scoring big and thus reducing the pressure on the middle order. Their strong start has enabled Delhi to be at ease while setting up targets or in chasing, a big reason why the franchise finds itself at the second spot in the points table.Openers like Quinton de Kock (393), Rohit Sharma (295), Faf du Plessis (179), Shane Watson (251), Chris Lynn (264) and Sunil Narine (143) – who have opened in most of the matches for their respective sides – have had a decent outing with a bat in the ongoing IPL.However, while batsmen at the top have performed well for almost all the teams, batsmen in the middle order have been found wanting in IPL 2019. Apart from Andre Russell (406) and M.S. Dhoni (314) for KKR and CSK respectively, most of the middle order batsmen have failed to deliver. On occasions when openers have not given a good start, middle order of most of the teams have struggled to deal with the pressure and the slowness of the wickets which has been there in all the grounds.As IPL 2019 reaches its business end, all the franchises would hope their top-order batsmen continue to go all guns blazing and lay the foundation for a slam-bang finish in the remaining matches. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWS
MARIA Sharapova’s first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round.Latvia’s Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in New York.The 27-year-old will play Sloane Stephens in the quarter-finals, after the American beat Julia Goerges.Sharapova, ranked 146th after returning from a doping ban in April, was given a wildcard into the main draw.The 2006 champion had played just one match since May coming into Flushing Meadows, with injuries forcing her out of the grass-court season and US Open build-up.She played superbly to upset world number two Simona Halep on the first day of the tournament, and then beat Timea Babos and Sofia Kenin on her way to the last 16.Sevastova proved too strong, however, the 5ft 5in Latvian’s defensive skills and ability to create angles ultimately derailing the Russian.“The first set was very close, it could have gone either way,” said Sevastova.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running every ball, and just stayed there.”Sharapova ended the match with 51 errors to 42 winners as she pressed too hard in trying to break down Sevastova’s brilliant defence.The Latvian went close to taking the first set after coming back from 4-1 down, but Sharapova clinched it with two magnificent forehands in game 12.The momentum had already begun to swing though, and Sevastova would level thanks to a single break at 2-1 in the second – in one rally lobbing Sharapova twice, prompting the Russian to scramble left-handed in desperation.A six-minute bathroom break ahead of the decider apparently did not have the desired effect as Sharapova quickly fell 3-0 down.She had said after her opening match that “this girl has a lot of grit”, and it was in evidence as she cut the deficit to 3-2, but in the end Sevastova had too much.Sharapova fought off three match points before a big first serve left the five-time major winner flailing at a return that flew wide after two hours and 17 minutes.(BBC Sport)