COVID-19 Resources

This page contains all of our resources related to COVID-19. Check back here for regular updates on tools, articles, and templates for leaders managing through these tough times.

Weaving It All Together: How To Talk About Moving Forward

Many of us are getting out of rapid response mode from the pandemic and entering the restabilization phase. As you’re making more plans, the challenge is twofold: keeping track of the different threads for yourself, and communicating them in a way that inspires confidence and isn’t confusing to everyone else. Read on for the key components you need to communicate about your organization moving forward, plus sample language and a simple worksheet to get started.

How to Scenario Plan for COVID-19 (template and sample included!)

Scenario planning is the process of constructing narratives about what the future might look like, and considering what you might do if that future comes to pass—which is especially important during a pandemic. You can avoid being unprepared when the future arrives, even if it's not exactly what you imagined. Learn about the basics of scenario planning, our best guidelines and tips, and our easy-to-use 5-Box Scenario Planning tool.

How to Actually Reprioritize

It’s not news that whether you’re the head of an organization, the leader of a team, or an individual contributor, our current context of COVID-19 requires you to reprioritize your work. Of course, like most things, the process of reprioritization is easier said than done. Here are six tips for doing it successfully.

5 Tips for Better Check-ins During COVID-19 (template and sample included!)

With social distancing in place, every human interaction makes a difference, and your one-on-one check-ins are essential. They also need to look a little different. Here are a few tips for better one-on-one meetings during the pandemic, plus our new COVID-19 check-in agenda (template and sample).

The 60-Minute Back-up Plan (plus a template!)

One step every team head and staff member can take to deal with our COVID-19 anxiety is to create a plan for who will take over key responsibilities if one or more of our team members is out. Use our tips and Back-up Planning Tool to figure out the most important responsibilities that need to be covered, who could do them if the current owner is out, and what that person needs to do now to prepare. You can make huge progress in as little as 60 minutes.

Cash Flow Tracker Template / Sample

During uncertain times, even the best-laid plans need to shift. Instead of updating your budget to get a handle on your financials, turn your attention to cash flow. Use this tool to keep track of your anticipated expenses and revenue.

Survey Questions to Assess Staff Needs

This sample survey is intended for leaders to adapt as needed to assess the needs and circumstances of their staff as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Use the survey results to identify trends, so that you can make and prioritize policy changes and forecast costs.

Hiring During COVID-19

Even those of us who fancy ourselves virtual hiring aficionados are finding ourselves faced with unique challenges because of the added uncertainty of a global pandemic. We’re here to help!

Onboarding During COVID-19 (plus checklist!)

Assuming your organization has gone remote, how do you onboard at a distance in the middle of a pandemic? If you’re among the lucky few organizations that are still bringing in new people, read on for some tips on how to tweak your standard onboarding process to adapt it for these times. And, get a copy of our remote onboarding checklist!

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