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- Thornton Wilder
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ēSolutions Periodical: Issue: 21-01
Can Flight Operations Legally Require COVID-19 Vaccines for their Employees and Independent Contractors?
If they can; Will they? Should they?
by Scott D. Arnold | Dr. Shari L. Frisinger, Sājet Solutions
Many of us who have been flying internationally over the past several months are very aware of the challenges caused by the impact of the pandemic. Crew and passengers are required to provide proof of COVID-19 tests (within a designated allotment of days) before being permitted to enter/stay in numerous countries. Quarantining may also be mandatory in several locations, regardless if you are classified as an essential worker - aka crewmember. Not to mention the struggles dealing with limited hotel accommodations and the lack of food and beverage where you are lodging.
The question is; what will happen once the vaccinations are available to all age groups, in all countries? Will requirements to arrive/stay in various countries be updated to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine in order to clear customs and ....
HBR (Harvard Business Review)
by Adam Grant
We live in an age of polarization. Many of us may be asking ourselves how, when people disagree with or discount us, we can persuade them to rethink their positions. The author, an organizational psychologist, has spent time with a number of people who succeeded in motivating the notoriously self-confident Steve Jobs to change his mind and has analyzed the science behind their techniques. Some leaders are so sure of themselves that they reject good opinions and ideas from others and refuse to abandon their own bad ones. But, he writes, “it is possible to get even the most overconfident, stubborn, narcissistic, and disagreeable people to open their minds.” He offers some approaches that can help you encourage a know-it-all to recognize when there’s something to be learned, a stubborn colleague to make a U-turn, a narcissist to show humility, and a disagreeable boss to agree with you.
We reached out to about a dozen of our contacts who are in leadership, pilots, schedulers, and cabin crew, and ask them, "what does Conflict Resolution mean to you?" We wanted this feedback so we could hear firsthand, real world thoughts from flight operations personnel.
Here are a few source-related articles written by Dr. Shari
March 23, 2021
by Osprey Flight Solutions
A growing number of national governments and transnational organisations have announced plans to develop and implement COVID-19 immunity-based travel documents and/or digital verification systems to either allow their citizens to prove their vaccination status to authorities in host countries or limit their own international visitors to those who can prove they have received an inoculation. ...
Feb 23, 2021
The global pandemic has forced the business aviation community to reevaluate procedures to ensure the safety of passengers and crew members, and by employing best practices developed over this past year, the industry will be able to navigate ...
Feb 19, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new COVID testing rules for international flights into the U.S. illustrate the importance of pre-flight planning, industry and medical experts concluded in the latest NBAA News Hour: COVID and New Orders from the CDC.