By Blanche Sheppard
Many of our blog posts heavily feature technology. We talk about how it changed how we work, how we live, and how we interact with one another. This blog is about sharing the things that teach us to be better: better people, better employees, and better resources for our clients. Spotlighting the technology that helps us do that is just a natural part of that process.
This week I’d like to discuss a technology that we offer to our clients because it leads to a wider discussion of how businesses share content in 2018. At RISQ Consulting, we offer our clients a variety of resources through MyWave, a platform with monthly articles on wellness, Human Resources, Commercial risks, family health, and a variety of other topics. These topics all deal with benefits, such as the benefit of being healthy, having a work-life balance, understanding how to keep yourself and your business safe from Cyber Risks, and how to use your HSA plan. I learned a lot from these articles, and find that many of our clients look forward to receiving their monthly newsletters because they find them equally helpful.
Sharing is caring is a trite phrase, but the sentiment is valuable. Sharing articles or resources that you find helpful might seem a bit awkward at first, but if you’re interested in something, there is a large chance that someone else will be equally intrigued. Your general audience might want to know about the best way to harvest crab apples, or how to repair their credit. We share content through MyWave because our clients might be interested in OSHA regulations or disaster planning.
A lot of people consider technology to be a hotbed of political animosity or social intolerance, but it also allows us to share the resources and knowledge we encounter. We are all walking encyclopedia’s, we just don’t have indexes. Offering the knowledge at your fingertips gives those around you a starting point for their own research.
If you’re a business subscribing to a newsletter, blog, or some other platform, think about how that resource reached you. Did it come from other industry professionals? Was it recommended by a friend? What makes it educational to you?