While the people at Microsoft always have their eyes on innovation and imagination, as COVID-19 affects people across the globe, they are currently thinking about those concepts in a different light. Microsoft is committed to helping by offering the digital tools and functions it can best deliver. Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more—and now more than ever that empowerment is seen through the lens of assisting people, communities, schools, businesses, and organizations. View this video and consider what alternative perspectives have surfaced in the short time our lives have been disrupted due to COVID-19.
As COVID19 continues to be a global health crisis, don't forget to take care of your mental health. In a time of uncertainty and isolation, there are steps you can take to maintain your mental health while working remotely. Fast Company has a few ideas to get you started. Tips range from acknowledging the impact to recognizing your needs to streamlining work and more.
With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and businesses in countries around the world, Microsoft remains dedicated to the health and safety of our teams, customers, and communities. One way Microsoft can help ensure health and safety is with remote work, made easier through the Teams app. Read what leadership has to say about making Teams available for all and what they are doing to ensure the app continues running smoothly so you can stay connected during this challenging and unprecedented time.
In stressful times, it's important to "know your red flags" shares clinical psychologist Desiree Dickerson. To manage moments of distress, "identify key thoughts or physical sensations" as well as feelings, that have historically contributed to you feeling overwhelmed. They feed each other and contribute to "emotional spirals," according to Dickerson. She encourages people to address just one aspect of the thoughts-feelings-physical sensations triangle for improved results. For example, one minute of an engaged breathing exercise can help you reset during a stressful moment. Read her article "Seven Tips to Manage Your Mental Health and Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak" for more tips.