COVID-19 has made many organisations face new and unexpected challenges, the greatest being the rapid UpSkilling or Re-Skilling of their workforces. As much as we have seen certain business sectors suffer in the face of the current crisis; others have taken flight increasing their value by more than 100%.
This change has been felt by every organisation across the globe which has made it clear that few systems were in place to counteract, support or intervene effectively in helping people optimise their learning through a crisis.
It’s no secret that ‘teamwork’ is key; whether it be at work or at school, without it we wouldn’t be able to accomplish our tasks. It not only helps teams gel properly together, but it also increases morale in the workplace and enhances productivity too. In the time of COVID-19, when millions of workers are under lockdown, collaboration tools must be mastered to elevate productivity and overall success.
Many furloughed employees may feel a mixture of these emotions coming and going, as time goes on as we see this pandemic evolve. These feelings will all impact wellbeing, while the situation itself may create feelings of loneliness and isolation. Upskill Digital has come up with a list of ways to support the wellbeing of furloughed workers, with some insightful resources.
Virtual work teams that lack a strong bonding can leave employees feeling undervalued. It can hamper productivity and make it difficult for team members to contribute effectively.
There has been a lot written over the last few years about the downsides of our modern technological world. The constant on-call nature of modern work means we struggle to de-stress; the unattainable standards that social media perpetuates can easily drain our self-esteem; addiction to screen time is disrupting our sleep cycles. Smartphones have a lot to answer for!