Five tips to stay connected while working remotely – Columbus CEO

Advice from one of the best places to work in the U.S. according to Fortune and Glassdoor.com, Columbus-based CoverMyMeds.

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted lives around the world. These are unprecedented times, and we’re facing new challenges each day. As we try to navigate this developing situation and assess how it will impact our lives, our teams and our work, we have faced a new reality of working from home.

This rapid transition has resulted in a 40 percent drop in traffic at Franklin County businesses, according to data released by Google. The seismic shift has many asking how they can stay connected. Here are five ways our company has stayed engaged while protecting the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families as we settle into this new normal.

1. Communicate often
It’s important to routinely share timely, relevant information with your employees—at the organizational, department and team levels. This should include any shift in company policies or business operations, the latest federal, state and local guidelines, and important HR information such as a resource guide with best practices for remote work.

Use your company’s messaging platform to keep teams connected and engaged. In the abundance of electronic communication that can be void of tone and emotion, it’s critical to make personality a priority. At CoverMyMeds, we like to have fun in our work and are using Slack to bring employees together through digital scavenger hunts, cooking demonstrations and photo challenges. Despite being physically apart, these connections have
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