Ford@Home: Resources for Managing the New Normal

If you're feeling overwhelmed right now, you're not alone. Many of us are grappling with the work and life changes that have arrived along with the COVID-19 outbreak. “It’s remarkable to reflect on the past few weeks on how quickly we’ve transitioned to a fundamentally different way of working. Employees have done an exceptional job making that transition and managing change in a seamless fashion,” said Kiersten Robinson during the March 26 Global Team Huddle. “We also know it’s creating stress and strain and we want to do everything we can to support that.”

To help us navigate through this challenging time, a repository of resources are now available each week at Ford@Home to help employees stay connected, productive and resilient. The three main areas are:   

·  Connecting with Team: Virtual teams can share and learn ways to build community and create a safety net to maintain a sense of belonging, collaboration and inclusion.

·  Getting Work Done: Focuses on helping individuals, teams and people leaders remain aligned to meet business objectives. Learn ways to make real-time prioritization decisions and how to have ongoing and transparent communications with your people leader on what’s working well and what’s challenging.

·  Taking Care: Addresses wellbeing and finding a balance with all the competing priorities.

Content is curated using global employee sentiment, including insights from the global Culture Cabinet and regional Culture Leads. It’s accessible in all regions without VPN on @FordOnline and the @BlueOvalNow app (where available).

Other resources include:

·  Learning Portal, Employee Assistance Programs, work remotely resources and COVID-19 updates.
·  Light-hearted or fun content to help balance the more “business” focused information.
·  Inspirational quotes that exemplify Our Truths.

One of the most challenging aspects of working at home is the reality of being a working parent and child care. Among the many resources available at Ford@Home are tips on how to balance the demands. Said Robinson, “It’s hard having children at home with the competing demands of work and we appreciate how employees are making those juggling decisions in real time.”

Ford is not a place. It’s our people. And we’re in this together.  

Related Material:  Visit Ford@Home on the Publications Page

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