Tips and Tools for Living and Working in the Same Place

I wanted to take a quick moment to share a couple of great tools while we navigate these ‘everyone is together all the time’ waters.

Balancing Workplace and Home

First is a great article with four quick tips from our Behavioral Health Specialist Dr. David Brown. In this article, Try to Balance Workplace and Home When Workplace and Home Are the Same, he shares four ways that we can set boundaries between work and home while they both exist in the same space.

  • Setting Boundaries
  • Setting Routines
  • Enjoying the Advantages
  • Accessing Resources

In addition to the valuable insights shared by Dr. David Brown on balancing workplace and home in the current blended environment, fostering employee engagement is crucial for maintaining a productive and connected remote workforce. One effective approach involves leveraging tools for collaborating remotely to enhance communication and teamwork. With the prevalence of virtual workspaces, it becomes imperative to integrate technologies that facilitate seamless collaboration, irrespective of physical distances.

Implementing tools for collaborating remotely not only addresses the logistical challenges of working from home but also plays a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community among team members. These tools empower employees to engage in real-time discussions, share ideas, and collaborate on projects efficiently. By embracing such technologies, organizations can create an inclusive virtual environment that promotes active participation and collaboration, mitigating the potential feelings of isolation that may arise in remote work scenarios.

Compliance training courses are another essential element for fostering a cohesive and well-informed remote workforce. These courses ensure that all employees are aware of the regulatory requirements and company policies relevant to their roles. By integrating Compliance training videos into the onboarding and continuous learning processes, organizations can provide accessible and engaging content that helps employees understand and adhere to necessary guidelines. This approach not only simplifies the dissemination of crucial information but also allows employees to complete training at their own pace, ensuring comprehensive understanding without disrupting their daily workflow.

Online Opportunity for Couples

Second I want to invite you to join our Human Sciences specialists LIVE as they share tips, tools and tricks to elevate and improve your adult relationships during this time. For the next seven Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00 p.m. CST via Adobe Connect, specialists will share tools from ELEVATE, a relationship education curriculum developed by the National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network. For more information, see the news article Empower: Helping Couples Take Care of Themselves During COVID-19.

Finding Answers Now

For all things Human Sciences specifically related to times of disruption (like COVID-19), refer to the Finding Answers Now site.

Lori Korthals, M.S.

Mother of three. Lover of all things child development related. Fascinated by temperament and brain development. Professional background with families, child care providers, teachers and community service entities.

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