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“The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by a dapper, genial Andy Serkis and the always-intoxicating Tiffany Haddish,” writes Linda Holmes in their recent NPR article entitled “’Shape Of Water,' 'Dunkirk' And 'Three Billboards' Lead Oscar Nominations.”

According to Holmes, “Serkis became famous for motion-capture performances in films like The Lord Of The Rings films and the new take on Planet Of The Apes. Haddish hit big in Girls Trip this year and has earned countless admirers for being joyfully herself at every opportunity.”

“And while the nominees they announced weren't exactly unexpected given what we already knew – big showings for The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — they had enough freshness and enough room for new voices that they didn't feel rote. Agree or disagree, they didn't simply represent a full list of the films and the performances that sounded the most "Oscars-y" from the directors and writers who had been nominated before,” the article continues.

Now, make sure to read the article if you’re interested in learning some more about this year’s nominations.

But today, we’re focused on what you need to do to make your team famous.

While the Academy Awards, or best known as the Oscars, is a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, we’re not in the film industry, are we?

But to be “Oscars-y” is notable, so why not consider doing the right things to achieve an Oscar-worthy performance every day, right?

Your customers will not only appreciate it – they’ll love it.

This article got us thinking about your operation and the ‘technical merit’ your team can surely achieve too.

Keep reading; we’re going to share how to ensure the next Oscar goes to you.

“For the first time, U.S. airports would be required to develop detailed plans to deal with crises like last year’s Fort Lauderdale airport shootings, under legislation introduced Monday by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” writes Megan O’Matz in their recent SunSentinal article entitled “Airport safety bill introduced in response to Fort Lauderdale shootings.”

According to O’Matz, “the legislation requires major airports to build expansive operation centers in which police, airport managers, airline representatives and others can work side by side, using advanced technology to monitor airport activities and respond more quickly to emergencies.”

“The legislation also forces airports to submit security plans to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration that include detailed training programs for active threats, crowd management, mass evacuations, and restarting operations. The congresswoman wants airports nationwide to improve how they communicate information in a crisis to airlines, passengers, ground transportation crews, the media and others,” the article explains.

We could not agree more.

Every life counts, and it’s your responsibility to put the best practices in place on your property to ensure the safety of your customers – passengers and visitors.

O’Matz continues later in the article that “four South Florida Democratic representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of Wasserman Schultz’s bill, called the Airport Advanced Logistics, Emergency Response and Training Act — or ALERT.”

This legislation sounds like Proactive Operations to us.

What do you think?

One thing is for sure: you need to be ready for it – and we’re going to help!

This year will be the year of the proactive operations platform.

You’re probably wondering how we know this.

Agree?

How can we predict the future?

It’s because operations are motivated to employ Proactive Operations, which makes a proactive operations platform the apparent answer.

You can’t apply the Proactive Operations methodology without the intention of maximizing your efficiency.

There’s no way around it.

A proactive operations platform takes your operation further.

There’s something special about operations management software that can enhance real-time communications, maximize experience, and reduce risk.

A characteristic exists that ‘brings everything together’ to take your property’s operation levels above its current performance state.

Do you know what that quality is?

It’s a unified solution for your property.

Think about it for a moment. How efficient is using multiple tools – from various vendors – to operate?

It’s not efficient in any way.

So many operations are still operating this way.

But, we know 2018 will be the year you move away from this method.

The current approach of using individual tools forces you to maintain a reactive state because you always depend on different applications to perform well.

It also means you’re relying on different vendors to remain effective.

That’s not proactive. That's terrifying. 

Well…

It’s here.

Welcome to 2018.

You want to capitalize on this fresh start.

Your operation is still running, and your team is performing.

The good news is that everything is OK!

But, you want to make it better, right?

So, what are you going to do?

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for your operation?

Do you have any plans to take your operation to the next level?

We’ve got something you can do.

How about making 2018 the year you maximize the performance of your operation?

You’ve got 12 months ahead of you – let’s make them productive.

Agree? Let’s do this!

We’re going to show you how to employ the world-class methodology operations use.

Do you want Proactive Operations in place?

Then, you need a reliable infrastructure.

It’s a large part of what is required to employ the Proactive Operations methodology.

You can’t hit the level of performance needed without it.

You could have an effective strategy and the right technology.

But, you might miss the mark on your infrastructure.

You’ll still be shy of where you need to be. That’s not good.

Why?

You need all three to be successful.

Now, you probably already know you need to address your infrastructure.

Your communication channels are probably disjointed, you deal with regular bottlenecks, and no one is ever on the same page.

It troubles you, and you’re tired of it, right?

A proactive leader knows to start the process before this year is over, and you’re already into 2018.

You’re ready for a solid foundation going into the New Year.

But, you don’t know where to start – do you?

That’s fine. We’re here to help.

Let’s get you geared up for 2018 by building the foundation you’ll need to achieve and maintain Proactive Operations.

“National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into whether the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle Monday morning may have been distracted by a second Amtrak employee in the cab of the locomotive,” writes David Schaper in his recent NPR article entitled “Derailment Probe Looks At Speed, As Critics Cite Amtrak's 'Lax Safety Culture.”

According to Schaper, “Investigators also are trying to determine why no brakes were activated by the engineer. The emergency brake activated automatically only as part of the train began to go off the rails.”

Schaper continues in his article that “answering those questions may help investigators determine the most important question of all: Why the Amtrak train was speeding along at 80 mph where it derailed — a curve and overpass over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Wash., with a speed limit of just 30 mph.”

What a stressful situation for this crew to handle.

Can you feel the anxiety? We can.

But, that’s not it. There were casualties.