Link round-up (March 2020)

This month’s link round-up is full to the brim with articles. They’re all about how we approach life in these uncertain times and the mechanics of remote work.

On growing through chaos by Angeline Gragasin for The Creative Independent. These three personal stories remind Angeline of the strength she’s shown in previous periods of uncertainty. To the reader they offer a valuable lesson in our ability to tackle unexpected challenges and grow as a result of the experience. I didn’t know how much I needed this.

‘Focus on the things you can control’: how to cope with radical uncertainty by Oliver Burkeman in The Guardian. A good summary of some strategies to help us “tolerate uncertainty, rather than having to make it go away.”

The Value of Journal Writing by Ed Batista. Coupled with the previous article this is a good reminder of how self-reflection, memory and creativity can help us to process our experiences.

How to collaborate effectively in a remote team from Know Your Team. A great set of principles for communication and collaboration.

Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us by Daniel Stanford. While the focus of this article is on teaching, I think there’s good tips here for anyone about the different ways to communicate with people remotely.

Work Responsibly describes itself as a collection of resources for a healthy and balanced approach to work. Something we all need to remember now we’re living and working in the same space.

Featured image by Goran Ivos on Unsplash

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