By Mauricio Zuluaga
The last time the world saw the majority of countries falling into recession at the same time was in 1870. That period, known as the Long Depression, was generated by a decline in the value of silver, and it is considered the first international economic crisis. Today, the World Bank points at the COVID-19 crisis as the deepest recession in 250 years. The international financial institution forecasts that the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year, twice as great as in 2008.
With people working remotely, we understand how hard it can be to develop your team. Here is a virtual icebreaker that is easy to deliver and proven to be effective. Enjoy!
October Surprise (approximately 10 minutes)
Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving holiday takes place in October. Regardless of the date of your Thanksgiving – or if you celebrate the holiday or not – this icebreaker is a great way to set a tone of gratitude and appreciation in your team.
Can you give a brief introduction about yourself?
I’m the owner of George’s Greek Village here in St Catharines. We just celebrated our 4th Anniversary October 05. It’s been an interesting four years, especially during the last six months. It been overwhelming to say the least. We have an unbelievable location here along the Welland Canal. It’s always a treat to see the many ships that pass us daily.
How has Covid-19 impacted your business？
By Dr. Alok Trivedi
Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business. It’s a great idea to go to work for yourself and build your own dream, but unfortunately, many of these people don’t know what they are getting into and quickly find themselves stressed out, depressed and overwhelmed.
What if it didn’t have to be this way? How can these new entrepreneurs build their new businesses while staying mentally healthy? It is very doable if done right.
Hedge the downsides
The pandemic's job losses have hit women particularly hard, and a new report from RBC says the effects could be potentially long-lasting.
Industry leaders discuss the juggling act of appeasing investors, environmentalists, and customers, while trying to come up with the critical technologies they believe the world will need to have abundant energy without the heavy emissions.
Five proposed class-action lawsuits have been launched against banks and insurance companies since early 2019 seeking a total of $1.2 billion for vacation pay that's allegedly owed current and former employees.
Air Canada has agreed to offer refunds to passengers who had their travel plans cancelled because of the pandemic as part of a potential bailout package from the federal government.
Despite the biggest economic slump since 1961, there are new signals that the Canadian economy will bounce back due to an "extraordinary" surge in wealth and savings and a rebound in confidence.
Bill Gates says shift to zero carbon world is an opportunity, not a death knell, for Canada's oilpatch
Tech billionaire Bill Gates has spent the last several years examining just how tough the climate change battle will be and admits, "This is going to be harder than any other domain that I've ever worked in.”
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019, indicating the sharp drop seen due to the pandemic was short-lived.
Canada's economy shrank by 5.4 per cent last year, official data from Statistics Canada showed Monday, making 2020 officially the worst year for the country's economic output since record keeping began.
A wide range of environmentally friendly products already exist, but a new online store offers items made, in part, using greenhouse gas emissions.