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By Kelly Cave and Madison Hanscom While the act of social distancing is crucial in reducing the spread of COVID-19, being separated from human contact can have detrimental effects on mental health and overall wellbeing. The reason people struggle with isolation is that humans evolved as social beings. In other words, we form groups and organizations that extend beyond our individual selves and these groups help us survive. When we are deprived of the social interactions we have evolved to become dependent upon, we become socially isolated. Social isolation has been studied by psychologists for decades, and findings are consistent: isolation has

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By Eric Johnson In the current COVID-19 crisis, disruptions to the supply chain have become tremendously apparent, as the entire economy shuts down to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. As we move toward a prolonged shutdown, many organizations are looking to do two things: minimize the damage that the supply chain disruption brings and then position the organization to ramp up quickly if the recovery occurs at a rapid pace amid sharply recovering demand. Communicate with your supply chain First and foremost, supply chain leaders should be on daily calls with their suppliers to understand inventory levels, transportation

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By Stephanie Monge-Sherman While your leadership team may be in crisis mode and navigating the best decisions for your people and the business, management is pivoting their teams and adapting leadership styles to a remote workforce. As noted in Part One of this blog series, effective communication is crucial to coaching employees--but remote coaching strategies do not end there. A truly successful approach to remotely coaching a workforce also involves bolstering the mental vitality of your team for better productivity and overall happiness. With this aim in mind, here are 6 additional tips for coaching a remote workforce: 7. Highlight what’s going well. It

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By Martin Royal While taking care of our health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis is the priority, many will find themselves working remotely for the first time and might face other potential threats: cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity threats aren't breaking news to those of you who are used to work remotely, on-the-road and in public areas. However, the firm McAfee has already identified and reviewed multiple reports that suggest the COVID-19 crisis is being used as bait with criminal intent, whether it is through phishing, email scams, misleading web domains, malware, etc. For cybercriminals, this crisis can be an opportunity to tap

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By Stephanie Monge-Sherman It’s understandable that many leaders who are new to this likewise relatively novel practice may need some clear and concise suggestions to help them navigate their way through coaching a remote workforce. In coaching, effective communication is a requirement and is arguably the most important tool a leader can possess. That’s why Part One of this two-part series is going to focus solely on tips to facilitate better communication. In part two, we’ll broaden our focus and dive into more generalized, but equally important remote coaching strategies. 6 Tips for Impactful Coaching Communication With Your Remote Workforce 1. Simple and Clear. With

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By Brie DeLisi The world has been incredibly impacted over the course of the last month with COVID-19 and impacts on our economy. Leaders are being confronted with challenges that they have never had to address before, and it can be overwhelming. Leadership skills during this time are more important than they have ever been, to continue to promote a culture of safety and productivity. The impact on employees During concerning times, employees look to their leaders to provide support. Clearly these are unprecedented times and one that is a cause for serious concern. As a leader, your personal reactions are incredibly valid

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