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Developing Trust and Accountability in Virtual Teams: Why it Matters

After state restrictions due to Covid-19 began to be lifted in the summer of 2020, a small publishing company in the Midwest directed their employees to return to work in the office. For nearly six months, the employees had been working from home. As far as their work tasks, the employees, as writers and editors, were very pleased to have the opportunity to work virtually. It spoiled them quite a bit, as they experienced a nice dollar savings, and time saved from their previous work commute. Production of work was seamlessly accomplished and deadlines were always met.

Remote Workers - You Can Trust Them?

By:  Dr. Jeffrey Belsky, NCU

It is true times that times have significantly changed over the last six months. What once was considered taboo to have a significant number of employees working remotely has dynamically switched to organizations implementing remote workplaces as a strategic course of survivability.  The norm has changed – organizations need to prepare!

Why I Teach - Quincey L. Daniels, PHD

In the field of education, many people who have been through brick and mortar schools talk about collegiality. Will I be a part of a great learning community at this institution? That big question was answered for me when I began working at NCU.

I taught online elsewhere for several years, but never gained a sense of comradery, something I missed as an ex-army officer.

Why I Teach - Maggie Broderick, PhD, Associate Professor – Curriculum and Assessment, School of Education

I teach because it is endlessly inspiring to guide students along their path of lifelong learning. The students in NCU’s School of Education have chosen to study at NCU not only because they are called to learn and grow as individuals, but also because they want to inspire learning and growth in their own students.

Ergonomic support and engagement for virtual work

Ergonomics includes an entire field of research studying people and their work environments as well a host of businesses employing ergonomists and suppliers to design and/or modify work environments to best fit the workers and to reduce any discomfort and risk of injury due to a workstation.

How to Work from Home Successfully

After over ten years of working mostly from corporate offices and cubicles as a health insurance proposal writer and project management director, I made the transition to become an independent consultant in the same field. The points below outline a summary of the skills and behaviors that have helped me to successfully work from home (WFH) for the past nine years:

Use an online calendar to:

3 Ways to Win as a Virtual Public Servant

By Dr. John Frame

During the past few years, I’ve served twice as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Istanbul, Turkey. More recently, I served as a pro bono consultant for another UN agency, in New York. At that time, I lived in London and worked from home or a café. I even made a phone call once from a park bench. 

Making an Effort to Connect with Remote Team Members is Linked to Reduced Stress, and Increased Positive Wellbeing and Productivity

Last March, within a matter of days, COVID-19 was responsible for many members of the US workforce switching from working in-office to working at home.  This threat to health and the economy, as well as sudden restrictions for interacting with colleagues, friends, and family members resulted in a surge in anxiety as a nation.  To take a closer look at what was working to keep stress levels in check, and maintain positive wellbeing and productivity, we surveyed thirty participants who began working remotely as a result of COVID-19.  Respondents completed an online survey weekly for four week

Key Best Practices for Creating, Maintaining, and Using a Knowledge Management System

By Josh Brown


Now that we have a clear understanding of why your remote organization needs a knowledge management system, let’s go over how to create one in a way that allows you to meet your goals.

Identify Knowledge and Content to Be Created

Your first order of business is to determine what information will actually be included within your KMS.

Why I Teach: To Help Others

The reason I teach in general, and why specifically at NCU, is multi-factorial. After decades in the global corporate business arena, I decided to write a doctorate on iatrogenic death, or medical death by errors. We lose a minimum of 250,000 lives each year because of medical error – it’s the third-largest cause of death in the United States according to a Johns Hopkins study. This is an almost unknown statistic.

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