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Protecting Culture with a Single Source of Truth

In the absence of more information on how the pandemic will continue to evolve, many organisations are offering the option to work remotely at least until the end of 2020. BCG estimates that 40% of employees are expected to utilise a remote working model in the future.

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How To Have Mental Health Discussions With Your Staff

As we prepare to go back to work, managers are going to be in an influential position to make decisions that can have an impact on the mental health and well-being of employees. And with this level of responsibility means a corresponding amount of anxiety.

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Encouraging Self-Discipline In Virtual Work Environment

Over the past few months, working from home in COVID era has been great for some and awful for others. Some people have enjoyed the time saved from daily commutes and newly gained flexibility over their schedules, while others have struggled to switch off.

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A Practical Guide to Check-Ins With Your Staff

2020 is feeling like the year where the world can change in a day. It's easy for anyone to be overwhelmed by the atrocities that are happening around us. We also know that a lack of control over our environment is a major contributor to anxiety so as the world unravels into chaos, it's important to check in with your team and support them through this incomprehensible time.

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What Will Furloughs Do To Your Organisation?

Covid-19 has hit businesses like a brick and this means you're likely part of the thousands of companies that have to furlough some of your staff. Earlier this month, the HMRC reported that 6.3m employees were laid off and close to a quarter of all employees in the labour force have been furloughed.

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Intro: Welcome to IT’SPING’S Official Blog on all things employee engagement and wellbeing!

For many organisations, allowing employees to work remotely was likely debated on at some point in the past. But in light of Covid-19, many Org leaders are now confronted by the decision to make remote working a more permanent policy. You wonder if remote work will impact productivity, or if it’ll change team relationships.

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Part I: UNDERSTANDING IMPACT OF REMOTE WORK ON EMPLOYEE WELLBEING

Perhaps a silver lining from this coronavirus pandemic is that conversation about mental health has officially come to fore in most workplaces. As the lockdown restrictions begin to ease around the world, organisations that are thinking about making remote working a more permanent feature will need to reconcile with how the dynamic will impact employee wellbeing.

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Part II: UNDERSTANDING IMPACT OF REMOTE WORK ON PRODUCTIVITY

One of the most common worries of remote work is that the lack of manager-employee visibility will lead to a drop in productivity. So let’s start the analysis here. To predict the probability of employees shirking in a remote working environment with any degree of accuracy, you’ll need to first need to understand your constraints on an individual and the organisational level.

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Part III: UNDERSTANDING IMPACT OF REMOTE WORK ON ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE

To complete our three-part series on workforce planning post-COVID, we want to look at the question: To what extent is your organisation is designed for telework (remote work, telecommute)? Regardless of the model you want to implement, we know that trust, communication, and managerial support are the most important pillars to protect employee productivity and wellbeing.

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