Tip #3 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

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KEEP GROWING This is an ideal time to tackle those things you’ve not had time for. It could be revisiting systems and processes, or learning something new. Set up online training sessions for your team, either as a refresher, or to learn and develop new skills. Review how your brand is being presented in your company collateral; perhaps revise your website, and update it, or plan some engaging social media content.  Whatever you do, don’t stagnate- turn some of this negative into a positive.

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

Tip #2 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

ENSURE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS Make sure that you are keeping your staff, clients, and other key stakeholders updated with the developments of your business. It’s important to be transparent as the situation progresses and changes. A positive, resilient voice needs to be heard to inspire confidence, so make sure that comes from you through all channels, whether that be a phone call, e-mail, or social media. People need to be comforted by others, so lead from the front, and show strength.

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

Tip #1 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

WORK HARD, AND PLAN TO REBOUND Regardless of what your current days under COVID-19 look like, you need to keep driving forward with your entrepreneurial spirit. Even though you may have experienced a temporary reduction in business, you need to continue to work hard, and think smart. We don’t know when we will go back to normal, or even what the new normal will look like, but what we do know is that this will pass- so, are you prepared? Analyze each scenario now, and plan your rebound strategy to ensure you’re ready to go.

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

How to Successfully Transition to a Hybrid Workforce

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Workplace Flexibility

Moving forward, it’s clear successful companies will be flexible with workplace arrangements.

Whether it’s to guard against a global pandemic or redeploy workers to critical regions, companies will reconsider the notion of a centralized office, opting for distributed and flexible arrangements that can be refashioned in a moment’s notice.
Working from kitchen tables and couches may sound appealing as a short-term solution, but long-term success will depend on people having the right places to spend their work time.

In many ways, the Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated an already-maturing trend toward a hybrid workforce. Now that we know many of these changes are, in some form, permanent, we can take steps to ensure that the transition is smooth and effective for all stakeholders.

In this process, each company’s unique culture, standards and traditions will be challenged, which is perhaps the best opportunity to build something better moving forward.

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Be More Resilient in a Crisis

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There are a lot of sad, stressed people out there right now, pacing their homes wondering how to be happier. But is happiness the right goal to chase?

The first clue that the answer might be no comes from Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who has argued that most people don’t really aim for happiness. That sounds shocking at first, but once you understand the distinction between happiness and satisfaction it makes perfect sense.

Happiness is the positive feeling you get from a walk in nature or tasty dessert. It’s definitely a good thing. But satisfaction runs deeper. It’s the sense of meaning and accomplishment that comes from a life well lived. At the end of the day, most people value satisfaction more. And the kind of things that bring satisfaction — building a business, raising kids — involve plenty of moment-by-moment unpleasantness.

For most of us, meaning trumps happiness. Experts insist that’s even more true in a crisis. Read full article

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Manage Anxiety and Build Resilience

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Get inspired to learn some new ways to practice mindfulness and help manage your emotions.

With lives, businesses, and the entire global economy being upended because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy for anxiety and worry to set in. These are stressful times for everyone.

If you’re looking for coping strategies, here are a few TED Talks from speakers who include a Harvard professor and psychologist, a Buddhist monk, and a resilience researcher. LINKS TO 5 TALKS

Reopening? Learn How to Help Your Employees Feel Safe Psychologically

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As the doors to stores, offices, and manufacturing plants open again, leaders are grappling with new local and federal safety procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But whatever number of facemasks or bottles of hand sanitizer are on hand, business owners still need to make sure employees feel safe, both in the workplace and around customers. With ample communication and education, you can help your employees feel safe in the workplace. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Explain the reasons behind your new policies.
  • Stay current on local, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Have open conversations about guidelines and the use of PPE.
  • Emphasize community safety.
  • Document safety issues and new training materials.

Excerpt taken from inc.com

7 Exercises to Do at Your Desk

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If you work in an office—whether at home or elsewhere—you’re often sitting for a big percentage of your day, so it’s important to find ways to move more during your day in order to get your blood flowing. A recent study found that “posture changes and movement reduce rigidity in the body and increase openness of thoughts and emotions.”

So, to benefit both your body and your mind, here are some exercises you can do while in your office to help you take a break and get in some of those much-needed exercise minutes.