Repairing the workplace connections damaged by COVID-19: Opinion


Department chairs can use a variety of strategies to repair the damage that COVID-19 has caused to members’ level of connection at work, writes Trisalyn Nelson. Since a positive workplace culture is vital to attracting and retaining the best employees and students, Nelson writes that chairs must make an intentional effort to foster it again. To foster a more positive culture, chairs can set aside “office hours” for faculty to drop by, design events that are inclusive, consider using technological solutions to enhance virtual meet-ups, and recognize that events may require some flexibility in their planning due to unpredictable factors. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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