1. Create a productive environment
2. Embrace technology
Consider having them listen to a podcast while you take a meeting as opposed to a Netflix show. And although not always appropriate, if I’m busy working you will often hear me say “Go ask Google” (or Siri, or Alexa if they are in your preferred assistant). I know from experience that interacting with Artificial Intelligence and voice assistants comes naturally for Gen Alpha at a very young age!
3. Set up a (bell) schedule
4. Build in recess
5. Set realistic performance expectations
Even though these are trying times, we know this challenge won't last forever. The key is to develop a solid routine that works for everyone.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all the hard-working medical professionals, emergency responders, janitors, telecommunications workers, drivers, postal and grocery workers. To them, and to everyone else who continues to work onsite day and night to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, thank you!
David Aplin Group is a private family and employee owned Canadian staffing agency founded in Alberta in 1975, recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished recruiting firms. Our mission is to positively impact lives. Blog author, Sarah Tokar, is a Partner at David Aplin Group, based in Edmonton, Alberta.
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