When poor communication leads to crisis

Poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion can be a source of crisis for any orga­ni­za­tion, but sports orga­ni­za­tions are espe­cially vul­ner­able because of their vis­i­bility, says Alan Zaremba, asso­ciate pro­fessor and asso­ciate dean for under­grad­uate pro­grams in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design.

3Qs: Coping with cascading crises

Finan­cial prob­lems can arise in many forms, from the plunging economy to the after­math of nat­ural dis­as­ters. We asked Randy Colvin, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of psy­chology at North­eastern, to dis­cuss the psy­cho­log­ical impacts of a looming double-​​dip reces­sion paired with the dev­as­ta­tion caused by nat­ural dis­as­ters such as Hur­ri­cane Irene — as well as ways people can improve their emo­tional health in the face of such stress.