Help remote workers adjust to the change in circumstance by being clear about expectations, allowing flexible hours where possible and keeping meetings on time, writes Cynthia J. Young, CEO at CJ Young Consulting. "In order to keep our team together, we need to remember even our best remote workers feel guilt," Young writes.
Leaders who are overseeing a remote workforce should emphasize collaboration by building relationships, encouraging shared goals, setting a good example and supporting the employees, writes organizational psychologist Craig Wallace of the College of Business at Clemson University. "Egos have no place in collaborative leadership; if you are concerned with your ego, you are going to fail," he writes.
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More than 70 scholars signed on to a statement calling on colleges and universities to give contract extensions to non-tenure-track faculty and graduate workers because of the coronavirus pandemic. The scholars say they will boycott conferences and speaking engagements at institutions that do not offer such extensions.
Reopening offices and other workplaces will require ongoing communication, safety compliance and opportunities for employees to reconnect with each other, writes Inspire PR Group founder Hinda Mitchell. "Just like this change didn't happen overnight, the recovery and return to some sense of normalcy also will take time and effort," Mitchell writes.
Universities across the country are working on plans to reopen in the fall, but it is expected that campus life will be significantly altered by social distancing and other considerations related to the pandemic. A range of scenarios is being considered, including various combinations of online and in-person classes, and some expect that fall sports and other events will be canceled.
Minnesota's public colleges and universities plan to open campuses in the fall, but are still considering how to safely do so, officials told state lawmakers Tuesday. The system is expecting between $35 million and $45 million in lost revenue and emergency expenses because of the coronavirus shutdown and officials say that federal emergency assistance will not be enough to cover the shortfall.
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