April 24, 2020
An additional $484 billion in government stimulus is ready to support small businesses, hospitals, and further COVID-19 testing. I expect the PPP funds to run out faster than the initial $349 billion. An updated FAQ from the Treasury Department addresses the public outcry of publicly-traded companies receiving PPP funds intended for small businesses. And while we wait for final guidance on April 26 for the forgiveness portion of the Paycheck Protection Program, here are three subjects to improve your remote workforce:
1. Recognition and Appreciation of Your Remote Workers
Almost overnight, many organizations shifted to a remote workforce, which forced a new operating environment on many leaders. One of the many changes to a leader’s responsibilities is how to recognize and appreciate team members working from home. The latest article from Simons.Coach, “5 Ways to Show Appreciation for Remote Team Members,” provides techniques for leaders to continue this essential duty in a work-from-home environment.
2. Working from Home is Hard
Now that many of us have had several weeks to establish our Work From Home (WFM) rhythms, most are discovering it’s harder than it sounds. In his article, “Why It’s So Exhausting to Work From Home,” writer David Dennis, Jr., provides one of the best articles I’ve read for improving your WFM experience. Improve your skills now, since remote workforces may become more common in a post-COVID-19 world.
3. Emerge Stronger Conference
A likely trend in continuing education is more online conferences. While today it’s impractical to hold the traditional industry conference, we still need to learn and grow as leaders. Pat Lencioni, the author of many bestsellers, including “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” is hosting the Emerge Stronger Conference next week. For $99, attendees will have access to two-hour video conference sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week (April 28-30, 2020.) Speakers include Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company, and executives from Southwest Airlines. If you can’t attend the sessions, they will be available on-demand for attendees for 30 days. Expect to see more online conferences in the future.
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Rob Simons is a coach, facilitator, and storyteller – a unique fusion of skills that makes him uniquely equipped to coach entrepreneurs and business leaders to scale organizations. Using the Rockefeller Habits as his foundation, Rob has successfully trained hundreds of clients to build a culture of purpose, alignment, and accountability in organizations across a variety of industries. Contact Rob at email@example.com or 210-845-2782.