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Top 10 Best Practices for the New Remote-Work World

Developed through a survey and discussion of the EBC Board of Directors

Staff Support

  1. Provide resources and equipment to update employee home offices.
  2. Emphasize mental health: encourage use of PTO and sick time, schedule period check-ins, prioritize daily breaks, allowing flexible work hours.
  3. Distribute regular engagement surveys to gauge status of staff.
  4. Recognize challenges for field staff vs. office staff and provide support as needed, e.g., providing seat covers, gloves, and N95 masks to those traveling by air to job sites.

Scheduling Changes

  1. Schedule meetings with childcare needs and personal time in mind, e.g., limit meetings to 50 minutes or less, avoid meetings over the lunch hour.
  2. Utilize online dashboard platforms to assist in: scheduling meetings, creating deadlines, and accessing reports.
  3. Implement plans for field workers to navigate each city or state’s COVID-19 safety requirements and to keep key staff members from sharing space.

Health and Safety

  1. Utilize phone apps for daily COVID-19 screening.
  2. Develop corporate response team to create COVID-19 health and safety strategies for periodic testing, tracking worksite safety requirements, staff health and safety training, and safety plans.
  3. Incorporate trust into management practices and build confidence in remote work where it doesn’t already exist.

We’d like to hear from you! Please let us know what you and your firm have learned from this transition to remote work in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Share with your community through a public Google Doc – link below.

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Stay Healthy & Informed

EBC encourages you to stay informed on news and developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are federal and state resources to help you safely navigate the global coronavirus pandemic:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Vaccines

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Connecticut COVID-19 Response

Massachusetts COVID-19 Updates and Information

New Hampshire Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Rhode Island COVID-19 Information