Pre-pandemic, it was sometimes hard enough to get through the demands of a day without feeling exhausted and occasionally overwhelmed. Lately, your body and mind may begin to feel under siege - and may continue to unravel without a purposeful intervention.
We've all muddled through online meetings that are riddled with glitches in technology, audio lags resulting in people talking over each other, or unable to connect altogether. Sometimes remote meetings can result in a chaotic mess. Here are a few tips that can help ease remote meeting growing pains:
Choose an Appropriate PlatformThere are hundreds of conferencing and collaboration options available to businesses, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Hangouts.
If you’re like most Microsoft Office 365 customers, you’re probably already using Teams, at least in a limited fashion. Here at Fulcrum Group, we went through an in-depth deployment back in 2019, and have increased our usage even more during the extreme “Work from Home” scenario we are experiencing today.
Microsoft recently introduced its new Microsoft 365 (M365) Personal and Family subscriptions, which will replace their Office 365 (O365) Home and Personal plans. The company wants its new bundles to be "the subscription for your life to help you make the most of your time, connect, and protect the ones you love, and to develop and grow.
Families and communities all over the world have been told to shelter in place. However, despite social distancing measures, people are still able to connect to one another, thanks to the cloud.
Cloud computing helps buoy economies
For many people, being forced to stay at home means being unable to earn money or spend money on in-person services and activities that form dense congregations, such as watching movies or attending concerts.
Until recently, only 7% of the employed population in the United States worked from home. But due to social distancing guidelines, millions of people are discovering the challenges of confining your personal and professional life into the same space.
How To Reduce Stress And Burnout By Alleviating Employee Zoom Fatigue From Forbes onlineAs virtual Zoom chats pile up in and out of the workplace, stress and burnout are being impacted. While burnout is characterized by prolonged periods of stress leading to mental, emotional and physical exhaustion, work-life integration plays a big part in all three.
More than being a global health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is also upending the global economy. Many businesses find themselves facing the grim reality that if they don’t find a way to adapt to the crisis, they’ll end up closing their doors for good.
When you need to take a break from the "new normal" work at home grind, we've got you! Here are some excellent professional development resources for business owners and managers to tap into: SCORE - the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and offers free live and recorded webinars & interactive courses on demand on all kinds of small business topics.
If you think cybersecurity is only for big organizations, think again. Small- and mid-sized businesses often don’t have the budget for expensive cybersecurity tools, making them easier targets for cybercriminals. Statistics show that cybercrimes continue to increase every year.