A recent US census estimated that 5.2% of US workers (8 million people) worked remotely. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, that number has unquestionably multiplied. But is remote work as strange as it seems?
We live in a world with incredible automated tools. We have cars that drive themselves, state of the art inscription technology, and smart bots that can offer you tech support.
While these technologies could have a positive impact on a business, they also have the power to take away millions of jobs. Research by the Mckinsey Global Institute suggested that nearly half the jobs currently held by humans could be done automatically.
With the holidays quickly approaching and no clear end to the modern day crisis that is COVID, have you considered the state of our mental health? Studies done prior to COVID have shown that about 1 out of every 4 people suffer from mental health issues both clinically diagnosed as well as undiagnosed anxieties and depressions that are evolving in individuals everyday.
We live in an age of immense technological progress. New machines and digital design systems are so advanced, that they can even take the place of human labor. To stay relevant in the workplace, either as a middle-skill employee or a key stakeholder, you will need to refine your technical skills and embark on an entirely new learning experience.
Coronavirus has impacted us in ways we never thought imaginable. Unemployment and an economic contraction are at an all-time high, and people are struggling to stay optimistic.
The good news is, we can learn from our past and view this unprecedented economic challenge as a world-wide learning experience.
If you have taken a look at our past posts on EI, you’ll know how it is defined and how important it is in the workplace. With all of this new information, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you are questioning if you have what it takes to be an emotionally intelligent employee or employer. We think you do.