CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals, Jason Waugh, is featured in the Realty Times article: Stepping up as a Leader in the New Reality: Managing a Remote Workforce, written by Barbara Pronin.
“These are scary times,” said CEO Jason Waugh, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate in Portland, Ore. “We elected to honor ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ guidelines in an all-out effort to help flatten the rising curve of the virus.”
Waugh’s company, like most across the country, is open for business to one extent or another since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure last week expressly included residential real estate as an essential business.
But with social distancing and other restrictions clearly in place, and agents and employees adapting to working from home, brokers are innovating new strategies to keep them connected, busy, and engaged.
“It’s important to maintain morale and the collaborative spirit that’s part of our company culture,” said Merage, “and for everyone to take heart that we’re pulling together as a team.”
Virtual meetings, long considered an option, have now become standard industry-wide.
“I’ve attended more meetings in the first weeks of this crisis than I’ve attended in the last three quarters,” said Waugh. “Workshops, roundtables, even virtual happy hours – anything and everything to keep our people engaged.”
Courtesy of Realty Times.