COVID-19 and the uncertainty that accompanies it has created additional stress in many areas of our lives, including finances, work, productivity, childcare and more. Here are 2 must-see presentations to help you find balance in times of uncertainty and stress.
Financial Resilience: Bouncing Back from Financial Hardships
Presented by Carissa Krug, Medical Services
A loss of a job, an unexpected medical bill, or needing a new laptop to work or study from home can have a huge impact on our financial situation. Almost 40% of Americans would not be able to cover a $400 unexpected expense according to a 2019 report from the Federal Reserve. Whether you've had a recent financial setback or want to proactively plan for future expenses, this session will explore ways to recover from financial hardship and prepare for unexpected future expenses.
Rethinking Productivity, Noticing and Reflecting: Strategies and Tools for Responding to the Changing Landscape of Work
Presented by Steve Voida, Information Science
The post-COVID-19 workplace and classroom will likely look very different from our previous environments. Working and studying from home may continue to be the new normal for many. As the boundary between our family and work lives becomes intertwined, we are faced with new challenges of time management and higher levels of stress. In this presentation we discuss strategies for adapting work to a new reality, with a focus on how observation and critical reflection can help us track, assess and fundamentally rethink the idea of productivity at work.