Fight Fire With Words: How Better Communication Leads to a More Effective Emergency Response

Most fire chiefs are at least aware of the need for better, more modern communication tools. The legacy channels typically utilized by fire departments tend to be highly inefficient, requiring a significant investiture of time and effort for even brief updates. They are often impersonal, widening the gulf between leadership and volunteers. There’s also the […]

Community, Communication, and Collaboration: The 3 C’s of Fire and Rescue

There is a fire at an industrial facility. While onsite personnel muster and make their way to safety, nearby communities must be swiftly evacuated. The fire department, meanwhile, must mobilize its volunteers immediately, providing them with minute-by-minute updates of the situation as they respond. Thousands of volunteers. Multiple community groups. Industrial facilities and power plants. […]

Engaging With the New Generation of First Responders

We live in an era of digitization. Connecting with someone halfway around the world is as simple as opening an app. Remote work has overtaken multiple industries, and ease of use is now every bit as important as security. There is now an entire generation that has never experienced life without smartphones and the Internet. […]

Is Poor Communication Killing Your Business’s Culture? Here’s How to Tell

In addition to forcing the entire world into distributed work before many of us were ready, the coronavirus pandemic taught us an unexpected lesson. As everyone struggled with the challenges of working from home, it became increasingly clear that many businesses simply had no idea how to communicate — not digitally, at least. This was […]

Why The Bulletin Board Still Has a Place in Your Business

Upcoming workshops and seminars. Company announcements. Birthdays, parties, anniversaries, and all manner of other important events. The bulletin board has for decades been a fixture of communities, workplaces, and first responder agencies. At the time of its inception, it was simply the best way to keep everyone up to date. As you might expect, a […]

Why Digital Meetings Alone Can’t Preserve Corporate Culture

One of the earliest and most significant trends brought about by the world’s shift to distributed work was an upturn in the usage and prevalence of videoconferencing apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Per The National Bureau of Economic Research, over the course of the pandemic the number of digital meetings we’ve hosted has increased, […]

3 Ways Unio Can Augment Your Meetings Apps

Have you ever had a colleague or manager who enjoyed meetings just a little too much? For them, every correspondence is a conference in the making. Even things that could easily be left to email or instant messaging. Status update on an ongoing project? Better host a meeting. Need to ask a quick question? Meeting. […]