The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 140: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19

sgENGAGE Team

The spread of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for many people: in many cases, it means that people are working remotely for the first time or working remotely in different ways than they previously did with partners or kids at home. It’s important to have a strategy in place for keeping team members engaged and productive.

In today’s episode, Tiffany Crumpton, Director of Marketing for Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions talks with Blackbaud change management expert Mike Reardon about the best strategies for successfully maintaining an engaged remote staff. Listen to the episode to hear what Tiffany and Mike have to say about virtually promoting interpersonal communication, maintaining a sense of normalcy during these unprecedented times, and staying engaged while working remotely amidst COVID-19.

 

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • How Tiffany and her team are managing the transition to working at home
  • How to promote interpersonal communication remotely
  • Tips for managers to create collaborative environments for team members
  • Steps that all people can take to stay engaged
  • The importance of maintaining a sense of normalcy
  • Finding ways to help others
  • Tips and tricks for people who are working remotely for the first time or doing it in a new way

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Tiffany Crumpton

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Article: 6 Tips for Managing a Virtual Workforce

 

Notable Quotes:

“I maintain it’s important to have that regular – I call it drumbeat – of communication.”

“Humor and grace can help in many scenarios.”

“In times of uncertainty, it also helps to think of people we may be able to help.”

 

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