As humans, we are wired to seek social connections. While some individuals maintain their social support system through family, friends, or hobbies, for many, an in-person office setting provides a sense of belonging and community.
As the reality of COVID-19 has set in, the workforce has shown resilience transitioning to teleworking while learning new technologies and homeschooling their children. Although working from home might be starting to feel easier, it may also be challenging to maintain control of your daily schedule and productivity.
With the arrival of COVID-19, daily life has changed dramatically for all of us. Social distancing and stay-at-home requirements have altered the world as we knew it, and even veteran remote workers have had to adjust to unexpected conditions.
Overnight, working professionals have transitioned from office workers to telecommuters, and are increasingly relying on video and audio conference apps to communicate with their colleagues.
Whether your organization is made up of 10 or 10,000 employees, running a virtual meeting takes careful planning and intention.
Teleworking is a concept that has been around for years. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly everyone around the world to stay in their homes, as many governments and businesses have adopted social distancing techniques to limit or slowdown the spread of the virus, increasing the number of telecommuters to unparalleled levels worldwide in a matter of weeks.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, more than 121,000 schools across the U.S. have closed, and thousands of parents are trying to balance the demands of transitioning to remote work, with the added pressures of homeschooling and childcare.
If the reality of working from home alongside your kids seems daunting, you're not alone. Here are a few ways to make the experience less stressful.
Effective remote work hinges on a disciplined awareness of the remote experience, exceptional communication habits, and a willingness to embrace technology. The staff at Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), a leader in innovative online educational delivery, are well versed in using virtual platforms to collaborate across teams and have long recognized the benefits of working from home.
With the shift to working remotely increasing across the globe, cyber threats have risen simultaneously. Thankfully, with a bit of precaution and cognizance, it’s not too hard to minimize your risk. Taking a few simple steps to maintain good cyber-hygiene can help limit the chances of a security breach.