May News:

On The CalendarMay at The Fulcrum Group Check out our Vistage Executive News article, below, for details on May 22nd's webinar on "Driving Growth in a Recovery." During these groundhog days of Work From Home while we're all learning to manage our remote teams or just juggle life with work, always feel free to check in with our extra-helpful Extraordinary Times blog series, for great, useable-now tips on how to balance life and working from home, your new remote workforce and just basic sanity-savers and life and work hacks! We hope you're able to use - and pass on to your staff and colleagues - some of these great strategies. We'll let you know about any additional upcoming special events through our social media pages, which we'll update on our Events page as they occur. Quick links to our social media pages are accessible right from our website and in every monthly newsletter email you receive from us. If you're new to our newsletter and you'd like to subscribe, let us know.
Glossary of Fulcrum Group Terminology
Glossary of Fulcrum Group Terminology

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If you've recently started doing business with The Fulcrum Group (or even if you're not and have heard us make reference to any of the below terms),we've put together a "cheat sheet" on some of the terms that are important to us. Check it out!
Preparing for Return To Work Return to work Here at Fulcrum Group we have been discussing the “return to work” plan for our team, and as a management team decided that we want to remain flexible with our team and not yet ask everyone to come into the office yet.  We are concerned about everyone’s safety, and there’s a possibility that any return to work scenario might get reversed by the government anyways. As you plan for return to work for your organization, there are a number of things you want to plan for…
  • Follow CDC & OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces for bringing back employees.
  • Strictly follow a schedule for work environment cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Consider how you can restructure your work areas to enforce social distance; limit the number of people in certain spaces like conference rooms & kitchens/breakrooms.
  • Provide employees with Personal Protective Equipment for both in-office and any work that they may perform on-site at client workplaces. Make sure employees follow rules around cleaning & social distancing, and consider requiring masks.
  • Establish rules for allowing employees to come into the office (not sick, no temperature above 99.5%, etc.).
  • Establish stay at home/quarantine rules for employees who have tested positive or suspect they have Covid-19.
  • Be mindful of HIPAA rules and regulations regarding employees’ health information.
  • Eliminate large conference room meetings (use Microsoft Teams or other online meeting tools).
  • Phase in employees’ return to work, and consider allowing employees to work from home on at least a part-time basis going forward; be flexible on an individual basis.
  • Most meetings should continue to be held via MS Teams, even if in the office.
  • No shaking hands, hugs, or other physical touching.
  • Limit guests and other 3rd parties from entering your offices; considering keeping your doors locked.
  • Use signage to communicate policies inside your office.
Let us know if we can help you with planning for return to work under these “new normal” circumstances.
May Security Awareness Newsletter

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Cybersecurity SPOTlight: Incident Response How to help prevent security incidents...This is something we can all brush up on - especially in these Extraordinary Times! Check out this month's Cybersecurity Awareness Newsletter. As always, feel free to reach out to us with questions.
Vistage Executive News - Driving Growth in a Recovery Webinar Vistage Executive Group To successfully navigate and grow in this post-pandemic environment, successful sales leaders will need the right strategic approaches and tools to quickly adapt to a new business environment. The leaders who succeed in the new normal will be the ones who understand that they must look beyond the crisis phase today, with a focus on preparing  for the recovery phase in the future. Vistage partner, Dave Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training will share perspectives to help you in "Driving Growth in a Recovery" - webinar happening May 22, at 12:00 p.m. CST.  Register using the form, here.  The webinar will share instruction on:
  1. Structuring your plan to succeed during and after the recovery
  2. Ensuring that your team has the right people in the key roles for the ‘new normal’
  3. Defining the key processes and tools to help you leverage your strengths through the dynamic change
We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity!
Fulcrum Group Did You Know Did You Know...?  The Fulcrum Group is an Essential Business Did you know… that The Fulcrum Group is considered an “Essential” business?  Fulcrum Group supports a variety of other “Essential” businesses and organizations such as healthcare practices and local government agencies.