Dean Justice, CFE, knows his way around the sprawling University of Texas at Austin campus. But ever since Justice retired in 1990 from overseeing the Frank Erwin Center that he opened in 1977, one particular area has become especially near and dear to him: the archives of the Briscoe Center for American History, where the history of IAVM and the touring entertainment industry can both be found.
“This is basically the home for our history,” said Justice, who served as IAVM chairman (president) in 1974-75 and was awarded the Charles A. McElravy Award in 1987. “This is where you can find documentation of so much of our past and some of the earliest people who helped shape what we are today.”
The new federal health care law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kicks in as of January 1, 2014 when most employers with the equivalent of 50 or more full-time employees must provide health insurance or face significant penalties.
For the public assembly venue industry, many are doing their due diligence in anticipation of the law and the areas of employer mandates, affordable coverage, potential penalties and tax implications.
The buzz about the ACA is being talked about on IAVM’s social networking forum, VenueNet. This is a great place to go to hear what your peers are doing in advance of the new law, and to share steps and implementations you are taking. The August/September issue of Facility Manager magazine will also feature expert commentary on the subject to help you make sure you are in compliance with the law.
Social science and behavioral economics provide a wealth of insights on motivation, recognition and rewards. Without getting too academic and scientific, it is helpful to know some of the theoretical principles that have been discovered so we can use rewards and recognition more effectively. Here are the top 10 scientific principles to put into play with your recognition and reward practices and programs.
This universal behavioral economic principle of give and take flows in two directions respectively for either rewards or recognition. Employees are more likely to perform well in return when recognition is given to them. Employers reciprocate in kind to performance from employees by giving rewards. Use the two directions of both items for their reciprocity and maximum effect.
Seven thousand signatures could stand in the way of a billion-dollar plan to overhaul the Miami Beach Convention Center District.
The signatures were collected in a petition drive that takes aim at one of the most ambitious urban development projects going on in the country: Miami Beach’s plan to lease public land in the heart of South Beach to pay for renovations to the city’s inadequate convention center.