How to Work Effectively in the Time of COVID-19

For many of us, understanding and dealing with the new restrictions imposed on our day-to-day lives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused bewilderment, denial, even panic. Many companies have taken measures to allow work from home for many of us, while others haven’t received that reprieve. Dealing with working at home or working in-office with the shadow of COVID-19 lingering is a difficult situation for all, particularly due to the unknowable factors of how long this may continue.

SMPS Oregon is taking the danger to our community seriously and has postponed all in-person events through the end of April. So our question becomes, what can we do to keep ourselves learning, busy, stable, and effective in our new work conditions?

To answer this, we’ve compiled in this post a few resources for working from home, continuing to develop business relationships in a time of social distancing, and best practices for those who have to continue working on-site or in the office. Additionally, we will be creating new blog content and looking into virtual events and meetings to continue to serve our members.

Working From Home

A time to try new tools, communication procedures, and collaboration processes.

5 Tips to Facilitate Your Employees Working from Home During COVID-19

Collaboration in the time of Coronavirus

Marketing Education Resources

As always, mySMPS, and SMPS resources are available online, and free to members. This is a good time to explore our resources library for fresh ideas, review past webinars, or develop your professional goals for the future.


SMPS Learning Labs (free to members)

Marketer Journal

Mental & Physical Health

Taking care of our minds and bodies enables us to work more effectively and make sound decisions.

Managing Anxiety & Stress

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health

Coronavirus Creating Stress? Why You May Need Mental Distancing As Much As Social Distancing And 8 Ways To Get It

Have other resources you care to share or another topic you’d like SMPS Oregon to address? Please let us know! Email [email protected].

Postponed Events
3.18.20 Market Mixer
4.2.20 Design-Build Teaming
4.9.20 Brown Bag Meet Up
4.9.20 Marketing Excellence Awards (submission deadline will also be extended)
-New Member Meet Ups

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