Links to Navigate the NOW Normal.

In last week’s blog post, we provided a list of links to help consultants, job seekers, and others navigate the “now” normal.  In this week’s post, we provide additional links with a focus on networking. 

8 smart ways to keep networking while you’re stuck at home.
The wisest among us are not letting the quarantine stop mission-critical networking.  Fast Company magazine shares 8 tips from a networking guru.
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How to network in the age of Coronavirus.
A marketing & branding consultant shares her advice with Ladders.
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The dawn of the virtual happy hour.
Happy hours haven’t gone away.  They are still going strong, and they definitely fuel networking.  Learn more via Forbes.
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Virtual happy hours are boosting morale at work.
Chief Executive magazine provides additional perspective on the virtual happy hour trend.
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10 tips to secure your Zoom video calls and meetings.
Stay safe with these helpful tips from cybersecurity advisory Joseph Steinberg.
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Experience TABL

Congrats to Croixstone consultant Tony Armeni on facilitating his very first TABL event for 15 senior-level executives from NewDominion Bank and Park National Bank.  TABL is Croixstone’s new culinary team-building experience that couples world-class cooking instruction with a customized application of DiSC, the training and development tool designed to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.


Employee Engagement & Work Environment

Does workspace design drive employee engagement? 

In partnership with global market research firm Ipsos, office furniture and workspace industry leader Steelcase has published a new report entitled “Engagement and the Global Workplace” that explores the relationship between employee engagement and the work environment.  Conducted with more than 12,000 office workers in 17 countries, the study uncovered a correlation between employees’ attitudes about their workplace and their level of engagement.

Because most experts believe that the number of disengaged workers outnumbers those of engaged workers, the findings of this report are helpful to understand to improve bottom line results.

Key findings from the comprehensive survey include:

  1. Employee Engagement Positively Correlates with Workplace Satisfaction
  2. Engaged Employees Have More Control Over Their Experiences at Work
  3. Fixed Technology Exceeds Mobile 2:1
  4. Traditional Workstyles Persist
  5. Cultural Context Influences Engagement Levels

Read the full report at:  360steelcase.com