Navigating COVID-19 : Sharing Our Thoughts
By Christianne R. Radziewicz
Director of Marketing, VIP Companies
As our community and the country face the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and our “new normal”, we thought we would switch gears a bit for this edition of “Ask The Expert,” and share resources we are using to help our employees and their families get through these trying times.
Cynthia Hernandez, Chief People Strategist, and her team have been sharing daily activity ideas to help us all stay connected and energized. Here are a few that you and your teams might find fun and helpful:
- 5 tips for staying productive and mentally healthy while working from home
- No Happy Hour, Cocktail Party or Game Night. Host a virtual one instead! Try the new Houseparty App - you can check it out here: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/don-t-cancel-happy-hour-173000334.html
- Get your culture fix with free concerts from the world renowned Metropolitan Opera.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Meg Tidd has been keeping everyone informed and up to date on the ebb and flow of information and its impacts on day-to-day operations.
Our Marketing Department has created a page on our intranet so all information captured can be located in one place, making it easy for employees to stay informed.
The IT Department has equipped all of us with ZOOM and we were able to have our first company-wide meeting. Dave Nutting, our CEO, utilized the platform to speak to everyone face-to-face to reassure and thank everyone for working under our “new normal.” Dave also noted that “the collaborative effort of our cross functional teams has been incredible and our clients have been supportive and understanding.”
It has been wonderful to see and read about the ways businesses and our community are stepping up to help. Please share with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and twitter or shoot us an email on how your organization is navigating our “new normal”. Our thoughts are with all of you. Stay Strong Central New York.
As a fully integrated design-build firm, VIP’s team of professionals specialize in architecture, engineering, construction, and development to help organizations with building needs all across Upstate New York. Visit us on the web at www.vipstructures.com or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @VIPStructures and on Instagram @VIPStructures AECD. VIP Structures, One Webster’s Landing, Syracuse, New York 13202; 315.471.5338.