As hybrid and flexible work has become the norm, let’s ensure that we are safe and healthy, both physically and digitally. There are requirements and guidance to help keep UCI institutional information and resources safe while working offsite. These cyber risk avoidance topics are applicable to both your personal life and work life at UCI.
Poor internet connection results in reduced productivity, unequal collaboration, and difficulty communicating. When there is an internet disruption at home, the ability to resolve the issue yourself may save time and resources, so that you can start collaborating again.
Use the following resources to assist you when needed, or to prepare yourself for future challenges.
Karen Sobel-Lojeski, founder of Virtual Distance International, identified three types of distance amongst groups who heavily use digital communication – physical, operational, and affinity distance.
An operational distance is caused by the types of electronics tools we use to communicate, as well as each individual’s ability to use the tool. Close the operational gap and start communicating more effectively.
If your group uses Microsoft Teams, take the opportunity to become proficient with the tool, and create a more effective collaborative environment.
If you are leading a team and looking for ways to practice more effective virtual collaboration, consider the following resources.
This course is for all staff who lead meetings.
Boost your presence during virtual meetings. Consider three areas when boosting your virtual presence: your energy and the energy of the room, creating a safe space for contributions, and bring in control of the meeting.