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  1. Sars underlines need for crisis management

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Crisis management is one of the hottest topics in both the public and the private sector. The effects of natural disasters, crime, civil unrest and war can have a far-reaching, unexpected ... its own control. 'Since September 11, the issue of crisis management has become one of the most important issues facing tourist authorities and an area in which other sectors ...

  2. Stress management and the psychosomatic approach

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dr Lau Yuk-king familypost@scmp.com Since November, three families have consulted me regarding their children, who each began to display psychosomatic symptoms that caused a prolonged absence from school. Psychosomatic symptoms are physical manifestations ...

  3. Tsunami tested travel agent's crisis strategy

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... an important lesson in being prepared. 'We did have a crisis management plan before Sars, but it wasn't as comprehensive as the one we have in place today,' said Jo Jo Chan, Wing On Travel deputy general manager. She said Sars was a wake-up call to the company, which has since been vigilant about being ready for crises of any kind. Soon after the Sars outbreak, the travel ...

  4. Entry bar for doctors must be seen to be fair

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... competency, are in general fair and square. Knowledgeable and qualified candidates have nothing to fear. Yet the Hospital Authority is ready to give (limited) medical licences to selective ...

  5. Manage your caffeine breaks and midsection

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani App Pacific Coffee Platforms iPhone, iPod Touch Price Free Coffee shops are the road warrior's pit lane. So whether you're a roving freelancer or a sales rep on the go, you'll be glad to know there's an app to help stream ...

  6. A lesson in crisis management

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... and credibility, according to Y. M. Tam, managing partner at the Hong Kong Institute of Crisis Management, a local crisis management training company. For a government that isn't known for always ... is setting out goals, isolating problems and adapting- a few of the steps needed to favourably overcome a crisis, Mr Tam said. Here's a look at some basic crisis management steps ...

  7. Medical schools need management revision

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their hospitals- are giant institutions, so serious management efforts must be made to identify areas of expertise and services where pooling of resources will prove effective. It is good that their current deans are friends. But there needs to be a management overhaul to institutionalise co-operation. ...

  8. Private hospitals invite outsiders onto boards

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... are encouraged to seek external accreditation, invite outside experts onto their management committees, and maintain a high transparency on service fees. All have been members of a British accreditation ... and Hospital in Happy Valley set up a clinical governance committee a year ago that consists of eight hospital management staff and eight outside members. Executive councillors Ronald Arculli and Leong ...

  9. Hong Kong trails the Asian pack in e-business security

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government last week, Postmaster-General Allan Chiang Yam-wang was quoted as saying: 'This international conference will be the e-business event of the year and it will help enhance Hong ...

  10. Cholera crisis managers calm the waters

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am loath to say anything nice about ParknShop, which makes me pay $20 for 5kg of cat litter - among other inflated price items - when I have five cats at home. But the way the supermarket chain went into crisis-management mode this week after health inspectors detected cholera at its Pokfulam store is a classic case of skilful damage control. It immediately shut down all ...




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