Is Your Business Ready for H1N1? | Harvard IdeaCast

Last Updated Nov 24, 2009 2:12 PM EST


Until the government increases the number of available vaccines, businesses need to be prepared for outbreaks in the workplace, says Dr. Robert Blendon. Yet very few are planning ahead and doing things like staggering work hours, cross-training employees to cover for each other, and assigning work that can be done at home. Dr. Blendon explains the health and economic risks of requiring sick employees to come to work, and how illness affects the business community as a whole.

Featured Guest: Dr. Robert Blendon, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government. Copyright 2009 Harvard Business School Publishing.

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