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COVID-19 Pandemic Management – Lessons learned

As work and home life fuses into one, the high standards that apply to “professional” communication, behavior, environments, and more are now important for everyone, everywhere.

There are multiple angles to managing a Pandemic (specifically the Covid-19 in this study), my focus is on communication and work-from-home challenges while managing this crisis.  The examples narrated are from my personal life as well as based on over 55 dip-stick surveys conducted (during BCI BCAW webinar, BCI Education Month Webinar, other webinars, Summits, and courses delivered by me over last 7 months). Two points emerge strongly:

1) To be incredibly careful with communication processing (receiving, reading, forwarding, and digesting/utilizing)

2) “Work from home” has serious repercussions and is not a silver bullet for solving work related issues.

The full extract is available at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/damansood_my-experiences-from-covid-19-pandmic-activity-6734629640188522496-s94x

In conclusion, I write:

1.      Bad communication practices do more harm than ever before.  “Good intentions” are not enough to excuse the abuse of power given to us by instant messaging applications.

2.      Everyone needs to understand how to authenticate information and be responsible.

3.      The assertion that “work from home” is easily implemented and has no repercussions is false.

4.      Businesses need to be more responsible in their implementation of work from home and their over-enthusiastic goals about the same.

5.      We cannot assume that everyone is well equipped for long term remote work.

6.      IT is the easiest WFH issue to solve – the bigger ones are personal, familial, mental health related, and productivity related.

As work and home life fuses into one, the high standards that apply to “professional” communication, behavior, environments, and more are now important for everyone, everywhere.

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  1. A further experience, some (like my son in Scotland) have not been able to be with family for nearly a year now (he would have travelled back at least twice including this holiday season, or we would have travelled to him at least once) – this has serious and long term impacts – are we even bold enough (my son, as well as we the parents) to admit that we are missing something?!

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