IVCA Feature: As the Stay-At-Home Situation Continues, Eight Online Articles on Functioning While Working Remotely

IVCA Feature: As the Stay-At-Home Situation Continues, Eight Online Articles on Functioning While Working Remotely

April 15, 2020

As we continue to isolate and keep distance during the process of “flattening the curve” during the COVID-19 pandemic, work function and operations in many cases have moved to the various remote locations of home-bound colleagues and staff. In the last month, there have been many guides and articles on approaching this new normal … here are eight online perspectives outlining the remote workplace.
 
LABusinessJournal.com, ’VC firms Lead Remote Push’
 
An overview from California: “As the county enters an informal lockdown, businesses of all stripes have joined heavyweights … in encouraging staff to work from home. While the sudden transition has been painful for some sectors, many in the VC space say that keeping up “business as usual” has been relatively straightforward — at least from an operational perspective.”
 
READ MORE: https://labusinessjournal.com/news/2020/mar/23/vc-firms-lead-remote-work-push/ 
 
WilmerHale.com, ‘Private Equity in a Coronavirus World’
 
Some reminders from a legal firm point of view: “Although many are still sorting through the new challenges every day brings, as the nation settles into social distancing, remote work, restricted travel and other realities caused by the pandemic, new strategies and tools are emerging to help private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies manage through the crisis and prepare for what may come next.”
 
READ MORE: https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/insights/client-alerts/20200326-covid-19-private-equity-in-a-coronavirus-world 
 
ZDNet.com, ‘Remote-Working Checklist: 10 Top Challenges’
 
For many employees, remote working means less commuting and a new reality and new worries. For most CIOs and their teams, who have been working behind the scenes of the transition, the shift to remote working is just the beginning.
 
READ MORE: https://www.zdnet.com/article/remote-working-checklist-10-top-challenges-youll-face-during-the-giant-work-from-home-experiment/ 
 
Fond.co, ‘Eight Ways to Recognize Your Remote Employees’
 
A staff reward site offers some tips: “Now more than ever, it’s essential to understand the nuances behind engaging these newly-virtual teams. Keeping your employees engaged and happy in the midst of COVID-19 is essential to continuing to further your business and get results … “
 
READ MORE: https://www.fond.co/blog/8-ways-recognize-during-covid-19/ 
 
HBR.org, ‘Adjusting to Remote Work’
 
30 Minute Podcast from Harvard Business Review: “Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, says that there are simple ways leaders can help their employees stay productive, focused, and psychologically healthy as they work from home during the current global global pandemic.”
 
LISTEN HERE: https://hbr.org/podcast/2020/03/adjusting-to-remote-work-during-the-coronavirus-crisis 
 
Zoom.com, ‘Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
 
Suddenly, everyone has to be more effective in using the popular on-line meeting app. Here is the resource page that offers tips and advice through various webinars.
 
LINK HERE: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html 
 
Bloomberg.com, ‘How Coronavirus is Shaking Up the Moral Universe’
 
Fascinating and unique considerations: “The coronavirus pandemic is a test. It’s a test of medical capacity and political will. It’s a test of endurance and forbearance, for believers a test of religious faith. It’s a test, too, of a different kind of faith, in the strength of the ideas humans choose to help them form moral judgments and guide personal and social behavior.”
 
READ MORE: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-29/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test 
 
Forbes.com, ‘Incredible Stories From Hidden Heroes Leading Their Teams Through The Pandemic’
 
Finally, here’s some uplifting news: “The pandemic has both restored and shocked my faith in humanity. Today I want to focus on those that are demonstrating an incredibly selfless level of leadership during the sudden shift to working-from-home all-the-time. They care not for glory; instead, they care about the well-being of their team members.
 
READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danpontefract/2020/04/01/incredible-stories-from-hidden-heroes-leading-their-teams-through-the-pandemic/