Anticipating Challenges During the Transition

As teams transition to a new virtual environment, you—or members of your unit—may experience difficulty or resistance.

If you perceive resistance from members of your unit, ask yourself if it is a function of:

• Insufficient tools/resources, e.g., a lack of furniture or equipment for remote work

• Discomfort with technology

• Situational/personal factors, such as decreased motivation or feeling overwhelmed

• External factors (personal circumstances of the individual)

If a proposed change gives you pause, consider whether it is related to:

• An institutional policy (e.g., approval for furniture or equipment for remote work; budgetary limitations regarding reimbursement; IRB protocols; HIPAA regulations)

• An objective concern related to performance

• Your personal preference, which might be reconsidered