From a two-week original slowdown to the current over two-month shutdown, employers and managers are trying new and innovative things to keep employees engaged as their teams assume more responsibilities and fears about what will happen next. Working from home is not a new concept, of course; but being forced into this situation very quickly and to have massive numbers doing it certainly is. Which begs the question, what do leaders and managers need to do to ensure their employees stay motivated, engaged, and supported during this time?
To begin with, managers must remember that their employees are likely working while stressed, scared, and concerned about themselves, their families, and their financial future. They may fear catching the COVID-19 virus itself or are working under less than ideal circumstances… or both. Some may have taken on too much work while others are struggling to fill up their days. Managers may not be able to assuage all stressors, but being sympathetic and showing support will go a long way to helping their employees survive this challenging time...Read the blog post.
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We believe it's important to recognize members of our community who have achieved greatness and given back to others, which is why our flagship annual awards will continue throughout 2020. Join us for the 2020 awards season by participating in our first three awards programs:
Who will be named the 2020 Innovator of the Year? We'll all find out at our Greater Washington Innovation Celebration on September 16th.
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Your Chamber has been working hard to keep you up-to-date on the latest resources, including funding links, news, important links, and webinars given by our government leaders. We encourage you to visit our own
COVID-19 Resource Centerand, for ways you can help your fellow Members, our
NOVA Member Connector website. If you need a dose of good news, see these
stories of how your fellow members are stepping up and helping others during this unprecedented time.
This year, COVID-19 has changed everything, including the running of the 30th Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run and Fun Walk in Georgetown. But the work of the American Heart Association must continue to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. So we're going VIRTUAL starting June 12. In honor of our 30th anniversary we have also kicked off a challenge that is underway now! Show us your #RUNLHH spirit and let’s be #RelentlessTogether during this time apart. Register here.
Womble Bond Dickinson has published "New OSHA Guidelines for Recording COVID-19 Cases at Work." Read the article here.
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Platform Improvement Project station closures began on Saturday May 23. All stations west of Ballston are closed. This includes Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, and East Falls Church on the Orange Line and Wiehle-Reston East, Spring Hill, Greensboro, Tysons Corner, and McLean on the Silver Line. Free express and local shuttle service is available. Find out more here.
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