Based on the number of Thought Leadership articles Techcouver published in 2020, everyone had way more time to write this year.
Techcouver has published over 50 articles in this category to date and our web traffic stats are evidence that we’ve all had more time to read this year as well.
Not surprisingly the themes that were most popular tended to be timely advice on how to deal with the COVID-19 health pandemic.
Here are the five most popular Thought Leadership articles of 2020:
Aside from front line services, there are many companies that must continue operating and hiring during COVID-19. Amazon is increasing its workforce by 100,000, and there’s an abundance of grocery stores that have put call outs for new employees to help them cope with the demand for produce. Many tech companies are in the same position and have the advantage of being tech-enabled from the start. But what about new hires in this age? How can we best support them in virtual onboarding and engaging with an organization’s culture while working from home solo? | continue reading
As COVID-19 appeared to completely disrupt our everyday lives, we were forced to revisit how we work and where we work. We’ve seen leading companies like Twitter welcome a whole new chapter by allowing employees the option to work remotely, part-time or even permanently. Other firms have gradually returned to their physical office but with drastically new ways of working. I was particularly interested in what comes after “the new normal”, call it “the next normal”. What will work environments and physical office spaces look like in the world post-COVID, post-vaccine, 3-5 years from now? So I asked around. | continue reading
COVID-19 has everyone’s full attention. Vancouver-based and global companies alike are trying to figure out how to maintain business continuity amid the uncertainty of rapidly changing conditions and not knowing how customers will respond to coronavirus worries. During wide-spread crisis situations that impact companies on a global scale, establishing a strategy on how to safely stay in contact with customers in real-time along with a proactive contingency and communication plan should be two top priorities. Here’s where we are focusing at Alida. | continue reading
Since March, Canadians have had to adapt to increased physical and social isolation and, now that we are firmly in the second wave of COVID-19, many are concerned about the challenges ahead. Recognizing that proactive mental healthcare is more important than ever, people are looking for ways to adapt to new stressors related to the pandemic. As our daylight hours decline and we experience colder weather across the country, we’re also being confronted by a second wave of COVID-19. Both of these issues can impact our mental health, and it’s important that we take proactive steps to stay well this winter. Here are a few ways you can prioritize your mental health and well-being. | continue reading
If you told me six months ago that the entire world would be forced into lockdown due to a pandemic, I would not have believed you. It is unprecedented, unpredictable, and yet, it is our reality. To not only survive but thrive amidst this environment there are a number of things we can do both as businesses and individuals. First, we can assess and evaluate our current reality to help inform our next steps. This requires taking a good look at our businesses and ourselves. There is no precedent for what we are going through right now – meaning there is no playbook we can refer to, or moment in history to look at as a reference point so we need to dive deep and reflect. | continue reading
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