Run meaningful virtual meetings
Remote teams need to find ways to brainstorm, collaborate, and get up-to-date information with people across many locations. Use these resources for assistance structuring and hosting effective virtual meetings.
Given the existing climate, it is important to have a plan for conducting remote meetings, conferences, and business. Based on our own internal conversations, we have compiled some best practices and available tools to consider for the near- and long-term.
Manage and support remote employees
Remote work can be an isolating and frustrating experience, especially for new remote employees. Use these resources to encourage remote employees and provide them with the tools to be successful.
The do’s and don’ts of managing remote employees: principles to keep in mind to successfully transition (and maintain) your team
To support successful remote employment both now and in the future, EAB has gathered essential do’s and don’ts in four key areas for managing remote workers.
One major technology company is relying on upward feedback to identify training opportunities for managers, because they play such a key role in employee retention.
The IT Forum is working to source ideas and resources to help support campus and IT staff as the novel coronavirus has shaped a “new normal” for colleges and universities.
During this time, as several in-person conferences cancel or delay and staff are remote, it is more critical than ever to provide opportunities for flexible staff engagement and professional development. Through the COVID-19 crisis, EAB is making our new Professional Development Resource Center available to all educational institutions.
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Deploy effective communication methods
Remote employees must spend a lot of time reading and responding to email and other media, undermining other productive work. Use these resources to write clearer emails, better manage your inbox, and leverage other communication tools.
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The average worker spends 2.6 hours reading and answering emails. Cut that time in half with these strategies from a productivity coach.
EAB’s Kaitlyn Maloney and Michael Fischer discuss how colleges and universities have handled crisis communications during the pandemic.
The new reality of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is that leaders at all levels of your organization need to be engaged in communicating with your community. This article guides best practices as well as providing examples of what effective communication looks like.