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  • The 3 Stages of Adapting to a Crisis - With many small businesses struggling to survive (and many parents struggling to stay sane), getting back to some kind of normalcy seems imperative. It also often seems impossible. Dr. Aisha Ahmad outlines the three stages we all tend to go through when the world turns upside down:
  1. Seeking out security
  2. Opening up to new challenges
  3. Embracing the new normal
  • Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World - Executives around the world face enormous business challenges: the collapse of customer demand, significant regulatory modifications, supply chain interruptions, unemployment, economic recession, and increased uncertainty. The following questions can guide you as you work to bounce back from the crisis:
  1. What position can you attain during and after the pandemic?
  2. What is your plan for bouncing back?
  3. How will your culture and identity change?
  4. What new projects do you need to launch, run, and coordinate?
  5. How prepared are you to execute your plans and projects?
  • Survey: 3 in 4 CFOs pushing for permanent remote staffing following shutdown - After the coronavirus pandemic recedes, 74% of companies will move at least 5% of their previously on-site workforce to permanently remote positions
  • Build a Culture That Aligns with People’s Values - Candidates are seeking workplaces where they can intertwine their beliefs with those of the company, and work together on a common vision of purpose and success. As leaders grapple with how to recruit top candidates and retain employees, they must rethink how they’re shaping and building a culture that unites people around a common cause. How can leaders build cultures of empowerment?
  1. Improving role fit
  2. Establishing connections in the workplace
  3. Connecting roles to purpose
  • Working From Home Shouldn't Mean Working 24/7 - The smartest move you can make as a leader is mimicking a normal work schedule, even in a remote setup. Here's a few tips:
    • Working more hours does not increase total output--it kills it.
    • Publish the team's schedule so that everyone's clear about each other's working hours
    • Model appropriate working hours
    • Similarly, expect work hours to be completely dedicated to work
  • Start, stop, defer: How companies are navigating technology spend in a crisis - The pandemic has delineated spending priorities, showing the benefits of cloud and emphasizing the need for a flexible security portfolio.