This virus is not going to take us down … WE believe (more than ever before) in the power of Community, and we know that together, we can get through anything.

WE is a global, virtual, passionate community that is bravely leading transformational workplace management and change. To support the current disruption with COVID-19, we’ve added this new page, which is dedicated to sharing knowledge and resources to help us all rise. This includes webinars, articles, tools, surveys, coaching and expert knowledge to help everyone.

Our WE Leaders are standing by to help coach and answer questions on ways to navigate during the COVID-19 crisis. WE know this is a profound event that will fundamentally change our planet, and things will never be the same again. WE are already thinking about what happens after COVID and how you will be well prepared to RISE.

WE will think differently and Rise Together!

Here are some free resources organized by:

What WE need to sustain

The latest thinking from Colliers on the implications of COVID-19 on the workplace available as PDF download

Now that we are starting to think about returning to the office (or not?) here is A Common Sense Guide For Returning To The Post COVID-19 Workplace by Cynthia Milota.

Quora Consulting have published a free comprehensive report on Creating a healthy workplace, based on the results of 2500 responses. Big factors include psychological and physical strain, workplace design and social isolation.

Featured in the April webinar, “Built to Thrive: Creating Workplace of Health, Well-being and Productivity,” here is an Berkeley News article about the book. Here is a summary that describes the book and gives short descriptions of each chapter and a link to order.

Adequate sleep is the bedrock of your whole immune system, according to Dr Jenna Macciochi, an immunologist at the University of Sussex “If you’re not sleeping, no other lifestyle measure will make such a difference because while we sleep the hormone melatonin stimulates new immune cells.’ That’s us told. World Sleep Day was last week – read about managing fatigue in the workplace

And here is a great article on workplace emotional culture and how we can all support each other during times of change, especially during this weird and challenging time. Read on WorkDesign magazine (lots of other great articles as well).

Last, as this is all about CHANGE, some free resources for Crisis-Related Change from Prosci, the ADKAR people.

How WE can all learn and be prepared for the future

There is still so much to learn about remote work and the industry’s response to all this.

“I don’t think we’ll go back to the same way we used to operate,” Jennifer Christie, chief HR officer at Twitter, told CNBC. “I really don’t.” Watch the interview CNBC.

WE are supporting several surveys; our own Global Work-From-Home Experience Survey is now closed and the results will be available from Thursday May 14th; but this academic survey from INSEAD is still open. In the interest of science, please take the time to participate.

Post-Pandemic Workplace Evaluation: Capturing Data From The Remote Workforce.
Some useful tips on how to measure and prove user experience matters

Other WE references

WE Rise Contacts:

Kate Lister
Anita Kamouri