This moment provides us with a rare opportunity to re-evaluate our organizations’ policies and procedures and new options for how best to conduct business. In our latest whitepaper, we offer an assessment of the current situation, helpful ‘tips for survival’ when transitioning to this ‘new normal’ and a look at how to re-establish and reinforce your company’s ethical culture.
Tips for Survival
Two-way communication is more important than ever now. Not only do you need to regularly reinforce policies and procedures through scheduled training, but you should also take the pulse of your employees on an ongoing basis. Consider creating an employee task force or advisory board vested with soliciting and addressing concerns and needs.
Train managers to look for signs that employees don’t feel safe or need more support. You may choose to provide enhanced mental health services and paid time off, as needed.
The move out of the workplace can create a wide range of digital risk factors for your company. Consider investing time and resources in the privacy of your organization’s data through enhanced security measures and expanded training on internet safety.
Find ways to foster collaboration and a common sense of belonging and unity between in-office and virtual employees.