Maximize employee safety and wellness initiatives through a behavior-based safety process as part of an employee recognition program. At the time of this writing, we are well into the COVID-19 global pandemic, the likes of which none of us has experienced. Daily routines have been altered substantially, and if projections hold, the changes we are facing at work and home may be with us for some time. With great hope we look forward to a time beyond social distancing and furloughed workers and hope that by the time you read this, the situation will be much improved.
Source: Karen Pauli Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous aerial photos of some of the nation’s largest highway systems – devoid of vehicles. The sight of tens of miles of ramps, junctions and straightaways with no visible cars is startling, almost a...
There’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic is testing us all, both personally and professionally. Every business and every person is experiencing the repercussions of this situation in their own way. We are all navigating through unpredictable times with no playbook at hand. As leaders, we are not only making strategic business decisions; we are setting the tone for how our companies are handling this uncertainty.
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On a Zoom call this week, the participants were talking about how to best support our members as the weeks wear on and we and our families try to remain healthy and productive at home. As we bantered about the topic of what seemed like the thousandth webinar, one participant spoke up and said “I’m tired of living in fear. My members and I want to use this time to help our business emerge stronger than ever. I have 40 families depending on that.”
Today, the entire world is responding to change: change in the way we work, socialize, communicate, and carry out nearly every other aspect of our lives. In the midst of this pandemic, business leaders have been forced to adapt, overcome limitations, and forge ahead with very little time to prepare. Those with a transformation mindset already had stable operations and the plans in place to quickly adjust course. As we emerge from the pandemic, these businesses will return to stability and their leaders will find it easier to reflect, identify gaps that exist, and initiate improvements. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the majority.
As the U.S. economy reopens in the coming weeks and months, employers are faced with the challenge of bringing employees back to work to a workplace that is drastically different from the one that existed just weeks ago. While states and cities will have unique requirements and conditions with which employers must comply, they intend to rely on, in large part, the constantly evolving guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Consequently, it will continue to be crucial for employers to comply with the most recent guidance from the CDC, OSHA, public health agencies, and the EEOC as they bring employees back to work and re-open businesses.
As the country continues to follow social distancing guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19, many of us are experiencing feelings of stress, fear and nervousness. These feelings are normal, and people typically bounce back after difficult times. For now, these measures are critical to help slow the spread of disease to avoid overwhelming the health care system so ill patients can be cared for over time
Maintaining a routine, helping others and taking time to focus on self-care are among the tips one Ball State University professor is sharing to help people stay “sane and safe” while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused chaos across every tier of organizations, a situation I’d argue hasn’t been observed since 9/11. During these unusual times, many businesses have scrambled to reorganize plans at the last minute. As leaders set up remote workforces, schedule immediate calls with clients and customers, and refocus the budget, they can quickly lose focus.
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