Prior to COVID-19 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that half of workers in business operations worked from home. That percentage has likely increased considerably now, and the trend may continue.
In this environment, the lines between work and personal life seem to blur and we can feel isolated physically. One approach to help us in these times is to take time during the day to recharge. Spend a few moments reflecting on what is important in life and put things in their proper place.
For managers, concerns about productivity, maintaining the organizational culture, and team cohesiveness arise. The linear processes we followed may no longer apply in this environment so our teams may need to become agile. Managers may need to permit flexibility on work hours because workers' circumstances at home are different from the work place environment.
These are just a few things to consider for the virtual landscape and here are some additional resources.