One of our recent polls highlighted an article in the upcoming January issue of The O&P EDGE focusing on a term in business called the single point of failure, or SPOF—any part of a system that if it fails, will stop the entire system from working.
Our question was, “Since many O&P businesses and businesses in general have some SPOF, what have you done to mitigate the impact of a SPOF in your company?” Of those who responded, 89 percent said they had at least one other employee who is cross-trained; 11 percent said they have at least one other key employee. No one said that they have a plan of action in case of a SPOF, or that they keep a file with important information such as passwords, etc., on hand, which the article also recommends.
On Twitter, our followers responded unanimously that having at least one key employee was most important for them when it came to protecting against a SPOF.
Another poll focused on jury duty. Though serving on a jury is one of the best ways a US citizen can perform one of their most important civic duties, not everyone is thrilled to be called or to serve. Of those who responded to our question, “How do you feel about being called for jury duty,” 42 percent said, “Fine by me; it’s my civic duty.” Twenty-three percent said they dread being called to serve on a jury; 19 percent said they look forward to being called; and 16 percent said they have never been called.
On Twitter, one-third each said they look forward to serving on a jury, they dread being called to serve, or they have never been called to serve.
Our question for this week’s poll is on something that almost everyone hears during the holiday season—Christmas music! Our question “What’s your favorite Christmas tune?” is up and in full swing. Do you branch out from the classics? Give us some new additions for our playlist.
Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.