Perspectives

Implement and monitor safe / flexible working arrangements

Workforce & strategy: A priority for CEOs as they work with CHROs and CSOs to prepare and manage business continuity during crisis  

Working virtually

Making changing work conditions work

As COVID-19 continues to spread, making work portable is increasingly important. Thanks to recent technology, remote work has become more and more accessible. Organizations will need to learn how to utilize this technology and take advantage of virtual collaboration to create a more digitally enabled work environment. This article discusses how companies can successfully negotiate the changing working conditions the COVID-19 crisis demands.

Topics covered in this article:

  • How groups work collaboratively and individually and its impact on work success
  • How to make remote work as effective as possible
  • How to plan and oversee effective virtual meetings
Working virtually

Addressing the impact of COVID-19:

Remote project delivery during COVID-19

Public policy measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 are resulting in a majority of the employees moving to remote work. In this environment, virtual meetings and collaborations are critical to moving initiatives, projects, and daily responsibilities forward. To be successful, companies will not only need reliable technologies to enable remote work, but also the right techniques and roles to make sure virtual meetings are efficient and effective. This article discusses the components, content, and processes that make for the most valuable virtual meetings.

Topics covered in this article:

  • Reasons why virtual project meetings may become less effective
  • Important attributes for successful virtual meetings
  • Establishing meeting norms
  • A virtual meeting checklist
Addressing the impact of COVID-19

Working virtually

Making changing work conditions work

As COVID-19 continues to spread, making work portable is increasingly important. Thanks to recent technology, remote work has become more and more accessible. Organizations will need to learn how to utilize this technology and take advantage of virtual collaboration to create a more digitally enabled work environment. This article discusses how companies can successfully negotiate the changing working conditions the COVID-19 crisis demands.

Topics covered in this article:

  • How groups work collaboratively and individually and its impact on work success
  • How to make remote work as effective as possible
  • How to plan and oversee effective virtual meetings
Working virtually: making changing work conditions work

The future of work is transforming our work, workforce, and workplace

The trends that define the future of work are leading to an “unleashed” organization. While connected on digital platforms, members of the workforce can work anywhere, at any time. Such an unleashed organization is more resilient during a time of crisis, such as the COVID-19 epidemic, and is more able to adapt and thrive. This article considers how an unleashed organization would look and behave, and offers recommendations on accelerating a company’s future of work transition.

Topics covered in this article:

  • How advances in technology such as robotics and the cloud will transform how work is done.
  • The importance of continuous learning to prepare the workforce with appropriate skills.
  • The workplace will blend the physical and virtual environments.
  • The five key steps to accelerating the transition to the future of work.
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