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Hidden Handicaps Place Everyone at Risk

Written by  JOHN GLENN, MBCI Monday, 10 March 2014 21:48

At first glance, nothing seemed unusual. But on second glance, I discovered the reason for her willingness to be at the end of the line. The lady was “with child” and apparently felt unable to keep up. Rather than slow others down, or worse, be trampled, she elected to stay back. I’ve written a fair amount about people with handicaps, or to be politically correct, “impairments.” But, being who I am, I never considered pregnancy a “mobility” handicap. A father of three should have realized this before, but there is a big difference between being a “father of three” and being an expectant mother even for the first time. While the lady in question is a “lady in waiting,” she brought to mind that new mothers also may move a little slower, and a little more carefully, than they did even the day before the new arrival arrived. As business continuity planners we consider the