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Students Coping With Change During COVID-19

Many students have had their expectations for the last year upended by COVID-19. An inability to travel, switching to online classes and limitations of on-campus social life are just some of the ways the pandemic may have impacted your educational experience. So many changes at once may leave you feeling like you have little control…

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Loneliness During the Holidays

This holiday season may be unlike anything any of us have ever experienced before. Many holiday traditions that involve large gatherings, such as concerts or parades may be cancelled, while others may be sharply curtailed due to crowd limits. In addition, it may be harder to travel or gather with friends this year. Some people…

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Grief in the Workplace During COVID-19

In the last several months, many people have had to cope with grief in ways they have never experienced before. Thousands have suffered the unexpected loss of a loved one or colleague due to COVID-19, and many others have endured separations from family and friends due to social distancing or an inability to travel. Many…

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Depression Amid the Pandemic

It’s fair to say that the last several months have been difficult for everyone. Increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, worries about work, a child’s education, finances and the loss of favorite activities have all made 2020 a tumultuous year. Add in life’s normal problems and stresses, and it’s no wonder that…

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Building a Virtual Team During the Pandemic

Team building may seem more complicated when many of your staff are working from home. However, good communication will help you build a virtual team that can accomplish goals effectively. Try these tips: Establish expectations. Team members should understand both their responsibilities and the procedures they are expected to follow. It’s important to be consistent…

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Back to School During COVID-19

Whether your child is returning to school, continuing to take classes online or participating in a mix of in-person and remote learning, you may have concerns about how the school year will go. Common worries include: Your child contracting COVID-19 at school and falling ill or bringing it home to the rest of the family…

Managing Through COVID

Managing Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rapid changes in how companies do business. Whether your organization is still largely working remotely or is back onsite, it is likely that your team is adapting to many changes in procedures and protocols. Some of the uncertainties that you may be dealing with include: Fluctuating virus rates that…