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  Remote Working is here to stay. McKinsey's article, "Fostering employee productivity and morale during COVID-19" speaks to the ways and importance of maintaining employee productivity and employee engagement with a remote workforce. The article suggests, "Leaders might take into account the challenges people are encountering in balancing their work lives with their personal lives. This is particularly true for working parents and other caregivers." What assistance are you providing your people to help them stay focused while working from home - with or without kids attending virtual school in the next room and safeguarding elderly family members with a  compromised immune system? The national errand running capabilities of  Timesquared Concierge have transitioned from a "nice to have" to a "must have" for many employers.   We  complete all of the personal errands (weekly grocery shopping, Target and Costco runs, driving vehicles for service, taking pets to the vet and so much more) allowing the employees to focus on the job at hand.  Providing TimeSquared Concierge as an employee benefit send a clear message that their employer understands their personal challenges. https://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/covid-response-center/leadership-mindsets/podcasts/fostering-employee-productivity-and-morale-through-covid-19#

Ready, Set Write

At TimeSquared Concierge, we realize that many are struggling with how to redirect their energy due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  For that reason, we will be posting suggestions regularly in hopes that it encourages our clients and friends to make the very best of these challenging times. Our first recommendation is is to start Journaling. Whether you choose to record video or audio, type or handwrite, the object is to be consistent to get the best results. For some, journaling is an effective way to purge your thoughts, questions, and concerns.  Getting everything on paper can lighten the mental load and provide clarity.  Knowing that you can revisit it, gives you the freedom to release it from your thoughts.   “One of the most effective ways to reduce stress with journaling is to write in detail about feelings and thoughts related to stressful events, as one would discuss topics in therapy, and brainstorm solutions, but there are several different ways to practice journaling. The method you choose can depend on your needs at the time, and your personality; just do what feels right.” according to VeryWellMind.com’s  September 5, 2019 article, “The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management”, by Elizabeth Scott. So, our first recommendation during this period of “social distancing” is to start Journaling.  Remember, this is just for you.  No one else will read it unless you choose to share it.  Who knows, it might the beginning of the next great American novel! #Journaling #StressManagement #Covid19 #SocialDistancing #TimeSquaredConcierge #YourTimeSquared