Flattening the Curve- How COVID-19 has Changed the Workforce

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been declared a pandemic, causing travel bans, school and church closures, and even restaurant dining room closures. Additionally, many companies have taken a closer look at how to prevent further spread of the disease within their own workforce.*

While working from home has been increasing over the last few years, it is still seen as a luxury afforded only to a certain few. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic surging around us, many companies have begun implementing “social distancing” and allowing their employees to work remotely. For example, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Apple, and Amazon have issued mandatory work-from-home policies to protect their employees.

Working from Home Makes Employees Happy

Realistically, it’s likely that working from home will become the new normal for many companies. Yet this is not a bad thing. In fact, many employees who work from home are happier, feel they have more control over their work-life balance, and are less stressed than employees in a traditional setting.

According to an OWL Labs survey, when asked why they chose to work remotely:

  • 91% were seeking a better work-life balance
  • 79% wanted increased focus/improved productivity
  • 78% were looking for less stress

In the same survey, 71% of people reported being happy in their jobs, compared to 55% of those who work on-site.

Embracing a Work-From-Home Lifestyle Creates Better Work

At SweetWater, we embrace multigenerational working from home. We understand that working at your best times, from your best place, produces your best work.

Because of this, we are able to bring our best to each customer. Working remotely also allows us to create specialized teams to help our customers with any marketing challenge they may have.

It takes a nimble and responsive company to be able to pull this off, and we are proud to be able to serve our customers in this way. We believe that communication is extremely important, so we maintain tight connections with both team members and clients. It’s the SweetWater Difference.

Your Marketing Source

Are you frustrated with trying to manage marketing along with running your business? Don’t have the budget to hire a full-time marketing team, but you need your business to grow? SweetWater has the talent and expertise to deliver on-time and on-budget, while exceeding your expectations. Make the most of your marketing dollars while gaining time to focus on growing your business. Call 256-617-2092 for more information.

*Our thoughts and prayers go out to medical workers and those who have been and will be affected by the coronavirus.

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