One the biggest challenges…has been the lack of importance regarding mental health in the workplace. While recent years have shown that many employers recognize this need, far more companies still seem to struggle with the idea of taking care of their employees in this regard.
Re-opening your business during a pandemic can be a terrifying thought. There are different aspects of business – as well as how a lockdown has affected everyone – in order to be aptly prepared to re-open your doors. A huge question seems to be in regards to employees: how can we best take care of our company’s family?
Many businesses right now are re-opening but it’s sometimes difficult to find a way to get the word out. Pandemic or not, business big and small often struggle with finding just the right way that they are opening or re-opening…No matter the situation, when you are having trouble marketing face-to-face, you may need to find other ways to advertise.
With so many businesses being put on standby – whether because of financial difficulties or being temporarily shut down – people are banding together in an effort to help. We are all starting to learn who is actually essential in running things throughout the country, who is willing to help others, and the importance of business support. Waiters, bartenders, physical trainers, school teachers, and many others are currently trying to figure out how to make ends meet.
Today, I sit in my home for the third week, anxiously awaiting the day that the stay-at-home order (due to COVID-19) is lifted. As it is, there is at least the rest of this month left of being at home, people working remotely, children learning through online classes, and only “essential” businesses and activities being permitted. While we all sit and wait, people are beginning to deal with regular panic attacks and depression. So what can we do to help stifle the negative energy that is surrounding us during these trying times?
Most of us are working from home; the spouses of essential employees hope that nothing is brought into their homes; and many schools have been cancelled through the end of the school year. Parents are being thrust into homeschooling their kids, many of who have no idea how to do this – especially while being a working parent.
For social butterflies, networking comes easily. But others, like myself, tend to suck at it. Networking can be anxiety-provoking for many people. We walk into a room full of strangers, waiting for someone to pounce. Our knees buckle and our palms sweat because we know that someone will want to – ugh – talk.
With everything going on in the world right now – particularly because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) – many employees are now having to work from home in order to make sure that business continues as well. For those who are not used to working remotely, the idea of trying to work from the comfort of your home can seem intimidating.