5 Ways Organizations and Leaders Have Been Caring for Staff During This Season of Extreme Uncertainty

What word or phrase would you use to characterize the past year? How do you sum up a season seen as a global pandemic, travel restrictions, seismic shifts in the global economy and our own working lives, acute political tensions, violence, and renewed calls for racial justice?    

When we ask our clients these questions, we hear words like change, upheaval, hard, painful, scary, and growth. And we hear a common thread—uncertainty. It has been a season of extraordinary instability and uncertainty for all of us—one filled with extra pressure, stress, and anxiety.

Christian Aid responds to overwhelming need for life-sustaining support during COVID-19 in impoverished Nigerian communities with direct-cash transfers

In 2020, Charles Usie, Country Director at Christian Aid UK, took part in Humentum's OpEx Africa Online plenary: Real-Time Lessons About Resiliency and Crisis Preparedness. This panel focused on the lessons learned since the start of the pandemic and forward to lessons learned about strengthening capacity to respond to future large-scale crises. Join Charles as he discusses Christian Aid's COVID-19 response via the Nigeria Country Programme, and the future vision.

Thriving in a Virtual World: Opportunities (and Risks) for Girls in a COVID-Affected Society

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent efforts to control the spread through school and business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, has meant that many aspects of daily life have moved online. Before the pandemic hit, the world had made huge leaps in improving online access over the last 25 years. Recent estimates claim that there are approximately 4.6 billion internet users worldwide and 3.8 billion active social media users; the global online penetration rate is estimated at 59%. Compare this to 1995, when less than 1% of the world’s population was connected to the internet. 

How To Be Your Best Working-From-Home Self

I packed up my office at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on a beautiful spring afternoon in April 2019. I was approved to work remote full-time, and I was thrilled to begin my working from home (WFH) journey full of stretchy pants and no commutes. My visits to the office as an official teleworker were met with a mix of envy, and exactly the opposite: some colleagues dreamed of working remote full-time, while others felt they could never thrive in a remote environment.

How to (virtually) pivot an organizational strategy on a dime

COVID-19 is bringing disruption to practically every organization’s business and financial model. At the same time, for many of us in the NGO sector, it is requiring an all-hands approach to meeting the current needs of the moment—responding in real time to the crisis and working longer and harder each day to do it. And, of course, doing it as a distributed team with everyone working from home.

Post Covid-19: Preparing for How the Job Market Will Make Headway

In the wake of COVID-19 global pandemic, we have honored frontline health care workers and essential workers for their dedication during this significant health care crisis.

When coaching leaders, I identify the critical application of proactive leadership during volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous times, which equips leaders to make a huge impact. From that concept, we must bring attention to what will be the next wave of frontline individuals whom I consider the job seekers, recruitment, and human resources departments.

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