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Chelsey Bode, President of Pearson Kelly Technology says low rural bandwidth has hampered remote work for some employees during the pandemic. She says a lighter workload on office equipment allowed …

Though remote work has been a recent trend, Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says his team emphasizes the value in working together in an office. He says they …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark says remote work can be challenging with distractions you wouldn’t have in an office setting. Nielsen says music helps him focus on the task at …

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says it’s crucial to be responsive in the talent recruitment process. She says compensation is still supreme, but other benefits …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says it can be difficult to separate work and home life. Ogunyemi says he does small things like removing …

Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says he likes challenging people to hire the homeless. He says it requires understanding from the employers, but the dividends are smart, loyal and hard working …

Ronald Baron, senior founding counsel of Hoffman and Baron, LLP says maintaining a healthy work life balance is important, but challenging. He says diet, exercise and being deliberate about family …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark says with many people working remotely due to the pandemic, you should beef up only security. Nielsen says using multi-factor authentication eliminates …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says when dealing with a remote team, it’s important to see your coworkers. Seeing expressions can help you read emotional states, observe stress …

Joe Hornickel, planning and zoning director for the city of Branson, says it’s easy to work late in order to finish a task. Realize the world won’t end if you complete it the following day. …

Jordan Morgan, iOS engineer with Buffer, says challenges in working remotely are loneliness and blurring of lines between home and work life. He says coworking spaces allow you the flexibility to do …

Ashley Fletcher, licensed clinical social worker says many things in today’s climate are traumatic. She says creating a safe, supportive environment is one of the first steps in the healing …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says they have been asking staff what they’ve learned working through the pandemic. Fogle says adaptability, dealing with isolation …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they have to prioritize things in their life. Self care, time in nature and other daily practices help them stay balanced. Robinson is one of Springfield …

Michael Wehrenberg, president of Wehrenberg Design Company says the “The 4-Hour Workweek,” by Timothy Ferriss opened his eyes to new possibilities. He says Ferriss’ work was influential in …

Just because it’s temporary doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable. Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says a few simple tips can help keep you focused and productive in your home …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says she likes to have a team debrief each business day. Irons says leadership and …

Amy Greene, owner of IPA Educational Supply, says workbooks are a good, standardized way to help educate your child at home. Some books include sections that help parents teach the topic. She says …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says leaders who are new to managing remote employees may worry about productivity. Nielsen says playing watchdog can be counterproductive. Be …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says they’ve had a business contingency plan in case of things like fire or natural disasters. He says with the technology in place, they were able to …

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