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Fostering Team Morale Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chargebacks911® COO’s New Guest Feature for Thrive Global

Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone discusses how to encourage togetherness and boost morale, even when working remotely, in a new guest post for Thrive Global.

Thrive Global was launched in 2016 by HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington as an outlet aimed at helping individuals, companies, and communities improve their wellbeing and unlock their greatest potential. They publish content aimed at a professional and aspiration audience looking to improve their performance, as well as their personal lives.

“The transition to remote work promised peace of mind that the spread of the virus would be contained,” Monica says. “But when the initial novelty of working from home wore off, many employees felt overwhelmed, dissatisfied, and frustrated.” In response, many leaders are looking for more effective strategies to foster morale remotely.

In the post, Monica's open communication, empathy, and understanding are all vital at this time. She also promotes ideas like team-building exercises, which can help bridge the gap between remote parties.

“The main goal of team-building exercises is to replicate the feeling of being in the office. It can be easy to lose motivation and feel like you’re on an island by yourself when working from home. It’s important to give everyone the chance to connect and be reminded that they’re not alone.”