Even though COVID-19 is a global phenomenon, our individual experiences and challenges make this anything but a “one-size-fits-all” pandemic.
Certainly we’re going through this event as a species, as citizens of certain countries, and as employees of particular organizations. But we’re also undergoing unique experiences as individuals. Let’s briefly explore the many contexts you might relate to when it comes to your pandemic experience.
From Collective to Individual Experiences
The broadest shared experience is the human one, and most everyone on the planet has been affected…
Most of us don’t respond perfectly to change, especially change that is imposed on us outside of our control. And the transitions that result from those changes often bring more uncertainty, more discomfort, and yes, less control.
But when we better understand the nature of transitions themselves, our adjusted expectations can make them far less disruptive.
The Nature of Transitions
Transitions are often misunderstood. We wrongly regard them as harmless seams between one reality and the next. We transition from chapter one of a book to chapter two by turning a page. Easy enough!…
Innovating is a skill that has been imposed on many companies during this pandemic, fulfilling the ancient proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”
At OneSource Virtual, “Innovation is the rule” is one of our published core values. It’s in our DNA, and we were innovating as part of our daily course of life long before COVID-19.
In addition to the many important responsibilities that OSV already has—such as ensuring that nearly 2 million people are paid on time each pay period—OSV has also continued to innovate in ways that are designed to make your day more doable during these challenging…
Great leadership is as important as it is rare. But when journeying blind through unprecedented conditions—like, for instance, during a once-in-a-generation pandemic—good leadership becomes even more crucial and less common.
But what characterizes great leadership during uncertain times? Here are a few core traits.
A positive outlook. Modelling hope is not always easy when the future doesn’t make promises of prosperity. One’s outlook—whether optimistic or pessimistic—will clearly emerge in a leader’s words and actions. It is possible for a leader to remain positive even when…
Every Friday for the last 15 weeks we’ve touched base with you about a variety of important topics and the many ways that COVID-19 has affected us all. But we hope the loud, echoing refrain threaded through each of our communications has been clear: we’re here for you.
We’re here for you with undisrupted services. Protecting our employees and supporting our customers have always been paramount at OneSource Virtual. In response to COVID-19, we enacted portions of our Pandemic Response Plan which allowed us to swiftly and methodically move our workforce to remote status without…
While our experience with the Coronavirus is still new to us all, our experience with the viruses of racism and inequality have lasted far too long. We would all prefer to flip on a switch to create a world without racism or injustice in any form. This would prevent countless individuals from suffering pain, mistreatment, and worse.
The solution, unfortunately, has not proven to be as immediate as we all want.
An Iterative Process
Sadly, and as history has proven, achieving justice and equality isn’t going to be simple. Transforming our world into one that is free from injustice…