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Boosting Job Performance When Working from Home: Four Key Strategies

Anita C. Keller, Caroline Knight, Sharon K. Parker

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The outbreak of COVID-19 forced many companies to adopt remote work practices, including many who traditionally did not support flexible work arrangements. Several of these companies have now embraced remote working, claiming people’s productivity during this time means they will allow more flexibility in the future. But are managers prepared for such a shift? Do organizations have in place what is needed for workers to be productive at home over the much longer haul?

Tripled Levels of Poor Mental Health: But There Is Plenty Managers Can Do

Caroline Knight, Sharon K. Parker, and Anita C. Keller

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Never before have so many people been forced to work from home so rapidly. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, how, where, and when work is done has changed massively in the space of weeks, often with little planning. It is not hard to imagine some of the challenges workers have faced: new routines need to be established; some people have been home schooling their children during the working day; and partners need to negotiate home working space. Further, some workers are worried they will lose their job and become part of the large and growing numbers of unemployed.1 It is therefore imperative to understand the mental health of people working from home and how to design such work to be healthy.

Even beyond the current situation, it is crucial to understand how to design remote work to protect and enhance worker well-being. Many companies are now jumping on the “flexible work bandwagon” because they have realized such practices can be effective. To ensure such flexible working is sustainable into the future, it is important to ensure they are designed to be psychologically healthy.

Using emotional intelligence to take care of yourself and others in a virtual world

Victoria Mattingly, PhD, CEO & Founder of Mattingly Solutions

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For those of us fortunate to still have jobs in a COVID-19 world, I’m right alongside you, learning how to navigate a 100% remote role in a 100% virtual marketplace. Although we’re the lucky ones able to still perform our job during this unprecedented time…it doesn’t mean this #remotelife is easy. 

Fortunately, we also have resources we can use to buffer or counteract the demands being placed on us in our remote work-life. Job resources refer to any physical, psychological, social, or organizational aspects we can use to complete our work, achieve our goals, reduce the effect of remote work-life demands, and promote personal growth, learning, and development.

Caught in the Middle: 10 Tips for Managers Leading From Home

Tammy D. Allen, University of South Florida and Mark L. Poteet, Organizational Research & Solutions

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Since millions of workers have shifted to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, managers are currently faced with full time remote work themselves as well as the task of supervising remote employees who may never have worked remotely before.  Managers can be “caught in the middle” – working to meet the expectations of their bosses while managing the performance and concerns of their teams.  The two of us have conducted research on remote work (Tammy) and coached leaders during the pandemic (Mark). Below we offer tips for managers who are leading from home. 

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