School Year Decisions Offer Perspectives We Can All Learn From

The start of the new school year … it’s here, and it sure is showing us how important it is to remain flexible and open-minded as we continue to manage the impact of COVID-19 on our world. Many school systems – from K-12 through colleges and universities – announced a few weeks back that they […]

Resources and Reasoning to Guide the Process of Reopening

Fallston Group | Resources and Reasoning to Guide the Process of Reopening

Slowly but surely, businesses are beginning to reopen. Just about everyone is operating with new procedures, guidelines, and pressures. Understandably, business owners are more than eager to get the ball rolling; to open their doors, re-engage with customers and clients, and gradually recover from the impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods. Candidly, their future depends […]

Be Mindful of Rumors and Misinformation During Times of Crisis

Fallston Group | Be Mindful of Rumors and Misinformation During Times of Crisis

New information about COVID-19 is literally dispersed around the clock, filling our newsfeeds with facts and stats, opinions, recaps and projections, photos and graphics, and even a few memes to ground us and give us a laugh here and there. As expected, there is a lot of misinformation floating around out there, too; rumors and […]

Understanding New Norms as We Re-Open

Fallston Group | Understanding New Norms as We Re-Open

For the past few months, “when will things go back to normal” has been the number one, most top-of-mind question, for just about every person I know. A long line of considerations come into play regarding when we will re-open our businesses, our community, our states, and our world. That’s where the work of our […]

Press the Pause Button, Now

Fallston Group | Press the Pause Button, Now

The impact of COVID-19 on businesses of all sizes is substantial. It’s safe to say that no one is operating on May 1, 2020 the same way they were operating just four months ago. Some have closed-up shop, temporarily. Others are still operational but in a slightly or significant downsized capacity. And then there are […]

Ready, Set, Reposition

Fallston Group | Ready, Set, Reposition

Conversations are starting to take place about how we begin to slowly and gradually re-open America, the State of Maryland, and the communities that we live in and call our own. As expected, the court of public opinion on this decision is all over the board, with some feeling like it’s simply too early to […]

Getting Command of the Facts During Criss

Fallston Group | Getting Command of the Facts During Crisis

By Rob Weinhold, Fallston Group Chief Executive You may have heard me say in the course of our discussions on past occasions: during times of crisis, we must first get command of the facts. In my opinion, that statement rings especially true right now. It’s safe to say we are all in “information overload mode,” […]

The Time to Build Your Strategic Recovery Plan is NOW

Recently, The Washington Post reported more than 10 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in March 2020. A lot of people are referencing what is happening in the world right now as an “unprecedented time.” That term, while a bit overused, is absolutely spot on. Truly, nothing quite like this has ever happened before, and […]

Coming Together During Times of Adversity

More than 150,000 people across the U.S. have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. That’s more cases than any other country. The national death toll is 2,870, and rising by the hour. The numbers are just as frightening at the local level, with 1,413 diagnoses and 20 deaths reported in the state of Maryland. The impact […]

Effective Communication in the Midst of Crisis

Fallston Group | Effective Communication in the Midst of Crisis

At this point, it’s safe to assume that every business across America has been impacted by COVID-19. As your team is navigating this crisis and implementing strategies to best manage it, the value and importance of internal communications strategy is KEY. Keeping those communication lines open is so very important – more so now than […]