Working from Home Under Crisis

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May 14, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am

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The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way we work. With unprecedented speed, we moved people, teams, and technology. But according to Mari Anne Snow, founder of Remote Nation, “This is not remote work, it is working from home under crisis.”

Despite best efforts, not everyone or every business was equally prepared. Many organizations struggled with technology and ensuring people had the access they needed. Many employees were not accustomed to working remotely and have struggled with feeling disconnected. While others have started to question why they need to go into the office in the first place.

This sudden increase in working from home is presenting problems as well as opportunities: It requires strengthening new work skills as the future landscape and workplace has arrived!  Many predict that these changes offer an opportunity for many companies to build a culture that provides long-overdue work flexibility. However, we still crave connection and expect productivity. For managers, it requires thinking differently about how to manage remote workers. And for remote workers, it requires thinking differently about how to collaborate, communicate, build relationships and stay connected to your team and customers.

In our quest to stay human in a “remote nation,” join us for a panel discussion that connects you to the most important strategies to stay connected and navigate the shift in the way we work in a virtually connected workplace.


Client/Customer Focus, Collaboration, and Teamwork Communicates Effectively, Change Agent, Drives Engagement, Attracts and Develops Talent

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Meet Mari Anne Snow

Mari Anne Snow is CEO and Founder of Sophaya, a product and service company that provides strategic consulting, executive coaching, custom leadership training, and innovative office products designed for companies with dispersed, remote, or virtual employees. Mari Anne is a remote work expert with over 20 years experience leading global teams and enabling team productivity, positive team culture, and effective collaboration in dispersed, remote, or virtual teams.

Meet Amy. S Carosi

Amy began her career at Amica in 2002 after graduating from Muhlenberg College.  During her 17 years at Amica, she has held a variety of management roles within different parts of the organization.  Starting out as an Account Manager in Amica’s Michigan Regional Office, Amy continued her career as a training instructor in the Training & Development Department before returning to the Sales & Client Services Division leading sales and underwriting teams in MA and RI.  During that time, she was selected for a rotational Employee Relations Manager position in the Human Resources Department, further broadening her management experience.  Amy was later recruited by the Amica Life Company to lead a large sales department based on her experience and track record of success.  In 2014, she returned to Human Resources where she has worked since in roles of increasing authority and responsibility as a Senior Employee Relations Manager and currently as Amica’s Organizational Development Officer.  Throughout her growth with Amica, Amy prides herself on her ability to bring complex situations to resolution through collaboration and communication.

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