Tech Layoffs and Lessons for Credit Unions
Chip Filson warns credit unions not to follow in the tech industry’s footsteps in the race to shrink workforces because others are, but to trust in staff and their impact on members.
Credit Unions’ Role in an Increasingly Cashless Society
As nations begin to transition to cashless societies, eschewing cash and coin for digital payments solutions, CUSO Magazine’s Esteban Camargo wonders what credit unions’ role should be to their communities.
What Do This Weekend’s Bank Failures Mean for Credit Unions?
Chip Filson recaps the recent failures of two mid-sized banks, the threat to the financial system, and what it means for credit unions in the near future.
Monthly Board Meetings: Necessary or Burdensome?
As legislation aims to reduce required board meetings from monthly to six times per year, Emily Claus discusses the potential benefits and ramifications of such a change, with input from two long-serving board members.
Dreams Can Be Dangerous
What dreams will credit unions foster: those of the members of those of the institution? Chip Filson warns that dreams can be dangerous when they fall out of line with our values.
Who is NCUA’s Customer?
Chip Filson ponders who the NCUA serves: members, credit unions, the Treasury, or maybe something else.
Do It Yourself Or Do It Together?
Thomas Hull discusses the decision-making behind when a credit union should tackle something on its own versus when it should rely on its network.
False Prophets and Chasing Idols
Chip Filson shares the wisdom of past leaders and urges today’s credit union leaders not to follow the call of false idols, but to follow their conscience in preserving the credit union difference.
Computer Ergonomics and You
While our desk layout may seem inconsequential, a bad layout can lead to back pain, vision issues, and even carpal tunnel. Mike Glazer offers a few tips on how to make your workspace as comfortable as possible to help maximize efficiency and avoid injury.
Technology Versus Slow Checkouts
In a world of self-service and convenience, Chip Filson examines ways in which companies are looking to slow things down and connect with their customers and how that might apply to credit unions.