Thank you to our GUEST BLOGGER, Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips for taking the time to share her thoughts on how we can all cope as we journey through the changes brought upon by COVID-19. You can learn more about Dr. M on her website.
For almost two months, we’ve been under orders that have changed the way we approach our day-to-day jobs. In those two months, we’ve seen the rise of remote work and for some people, the ability to put their energy into tasks they weren’t doing at the beginning of the year.
Saying it is a unique time right now is an understatement. Never before has the American workforce been as disrupted as it is today. Jobs are being done from home that people didn’t think were possible to do at home, and grocery store employees are some of the most essential of all.
I’ve worked for a remote company for a couple of years now, so the routine of group conference calls instead of the meeting room and individual phone calls with colleagues instead of watercooler chats is my norm.
When you were building your plans for 2020, did you think about paid leave would impact your department? You probably gave it some thought, especially if you were near the threshold of 50 employees, but, likely, you didn’t spend too much energy because you were already in compliance.
In these weeks that feel so different, our team would like to share some advice. This blog is written for those who have been relegated to their homes in an effort to flatten the curve of this disease spreading. We want to acknowledge that those who are battling this horrendous virus will not be able to utilize these tips in the same way, but from the entire Willory team, we hope for your speedy recovery.