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A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists–data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In “Good Charts,” dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade.
Another one of the great safety meeting topics regards keeping the isle ways clear of obstacles so that, in the case of an emergency, people can pass through without running into obstructions. Blocking an isle way is something that can be done without even thinking about it. In facilities that use carts to transport work from area to area, many people stop the cart in a spot that blocks the isle. They are not intending to cause a blockage but they do not really think about it.
Many companies use bright tape on the floor to mark the area that needs to remain clear. There are fire marshal regulations as to how wide a walk way should be in case of an emergency. The fines for blocking an exit way can be very steep so communicating this information to the employees is crucial.