Campbell University Adult & Online Education is combatting negative barriers in the current work environment through remote professional development courses created by alumnus Dr. Joey Faucette and his colleague Jane Creswell.
“Prior to COVID-19, Gallup reported almost 85 percent of Americans were dissatisfied in the current work environment,” says Faucette, the best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World. “Research consistently shows positive work environments improve employee productivity leading to better customer service and job satisfaction, as well as increases in operating income and company earnings.”
Campbell University Work Positive is a new professional development program offered through the Adult & Online Education Raleigh location. The program utilizes a combination of positive psychology and bi-lateral coaching techniques to transform organizational work culture.
“We were in the process of adding new programs to our portfolio before COVID-19 reached the U.S. earlier this year,” says Dr. Sherryl McLaughlin, Adult & Online Education assistant dean and Raleigh site coordinator. “The lockdown reinforced an earlier assessment that our business partners had a need for online and remote training.”
Offered entirely online over a learning experience platform, Campbell University Work Positive is capable of accommodating individual or team training for employees in a work-from-home environment.
COVID-19 has had a negative effect on local and global economies. North Carolina’s Department of Commerce reported unemployment rates reached almost 13 percent in April and dropped below 8 percent by June. While a recent Congressional Report on COVID-19’s global economic impact indicates the risk of a global recession with estimates cutting economic growth by as much as 6 percent this year.
“Despite the current situation, business leaders should be investing in resources to support their workers,” says Faucette. “Businesses that aren’t performing at full potential slow economic growth.”
Campbell University is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, faculty and staff to learn and work, while also providing education opportunities and resources to improve the quality of life in our communities.