Weekly Abstract: 10 greatest practices for digital shows, 5 methods to battle WFH burnout, Chicago's new regular, communication in occasions of chaos, adaptation with a paradoxical mindset

Welcome to my weekly summary of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts I've seen in the past week. As you may have noticed, I usually tend to cover broad topics. Given the current business situation and the fact that COVID-19 has changed a lot, I will use the weekly summary as a place to share some of the best resources I see to help managers and communicators find their way around new normalcy with their teams.

This week's summary of leadership and communication blogs:

  • 10 best practices for creating virtual presentations
    By Valerie Di Maria (@ValerieDiMaria via @RaganComms), Ragan Communications

    Simple and direct tips for presentations in quarantine conditions. Great building blocks for success in front of a virtual audience.

    "In this uncertain time of year, communicating with employees and customers is critical to addressing concerns, informing and engaging. Follow these guidelines to get the most out of video chatting… "

  • 5 strategies to combat WFH-based burnout
    By Julie Winkle Giulioni (@Julie_WG via @SmartBrief and @SBLeaders), SmartBrief

    A quick and practical reminder of how to avoid burnout while working remotely.

    "The fantasy of a "simple" life – doing sports at lunchtime, doing some laundry during this conference call, and even reconciling responsibility for childcare – has met the reality of broken attentiveness, lack of local support, and extended hours. The result is that after two months the burnout increases … "

  • Chicago's new normal: How reopened jobs look different due to the coronavirus pandemic
    By David Roeder (@RoederDavid via @Suntimes), Chicago Sun-Times

    Working from home will remain a factor, but those who dare to return to the office in the coming months should expect a host of new workplace protocols.

    "What's still to come? When people return to the office, they will notice changes, especially those that are easiest to make. Masks may need equipment that is made available to those who lack them. Deep cleaning teams will be intentionally visible. And there will be signs and floor markings that confirm the need for social distancing. More complex places could mark one-way streets… "

  • Four pillars of communication in times of chaos
    By Heather Smith via Forbes (@ForbesHRCouncil and @Forbes)

    By focusing on these four basic communication principles, you and your employees can prioritize immediate needs and long-term goals.

    "In times of uncertainty at work, everyone expects the HR department to take security and take action. As Bill Gates said in his book Business at the Speed ​​of Thought: "Like a human being, a company must have an internal communication mechanism, a & # 39; nervous system & # 39; to coordinate its actions."… ”


  • Overwhelmed? Assume a paradoxical mindset
    By Ella Miron-Spektor and Wendy Smith (@EllaSpektor and @profwendysmith via @INSEAD), INSEAD

    Adaptability and targeted change in your mindset are key to this article to succeed under new rules. It is about reformulating questions and recognizing opportunities instead of obstacles.

    “Doing both depends on our ability to adopt a paradoxical mindset and to look at the world with an“ both / and ”approach as well as an“ either / or ”approach. In times like these, times of change, uncertainty and scarcity, we have to do many tasks together. And people have to be comfortable with discomfort – these hurdles don't go away … "

What were some of the key leadership and communication articles you read this week?

– –David Grossman

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