UOBAM Muses for April

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With the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 commanding the centrestage on the news front, our Digest Literature this month looks at the various ways you can stay resilient and cope with the challenges you are likely to face at home, at work and in your social circles with friends and the community at large.

For a start, if your work or business is facing disruptions, you may want to look at the first two articles. The first from Fast Company looks at how you can be an empathetic leader during a crisis by lifting morale, while the second from Forbes on how to navigate a business through the different stages of disruptions to emerge stronger after it is over.

If you missed this piece from The Business Times, you may want to read up on why the video app Zoom has been gaining traction not just among Gen Z, but now people of all ages trying to connect while practicing social distancing. There are also pitfalls to avoid as well as Zoom etiquette to be aware of.

Feeling a little hapless in thinking of how to chip in and play part in assisting others in their times of dire need. Here are some tips from the International Association for Volunteer Efforts on how you can help your local or even the global community as a volunteer without compromising your own safety. And if you want to stay away from anxieties, here’s an article from Pocket on how to cope.

Finally, if you find yourself in quarantine or self-imposed isolation, why not check out on this reading list from The Write Practice to get away from the viral news cycle or phone messages. Or you may choose to bone up on your knowledge in economics, health, literature, science and even humour by listening to these recommended 20 podcasts by the Business Insider that will make your smarter while you self-quarantine at home.

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