USF CONNECT TEAM OVERCOMING THE DISTANCE
"Working from home remotely has allowed our team to connect daily through Microsoft Teams. We share not only what we are working on, but our daily lives as well. It's brought us closer together as a team, even more like a family. When we do get back to in person meetings, I think there will always be a component of staying connected virtually going forward as part of our experience."
- Shannon Pastizzo, Program Director at USF CONNECT
"There is no doubt that our current predicament will delay progress for most small companies, at least in the short term. Our challenge is to play the long game despite the distraction. It takes discipline and perseverance, the same qualities we need to succeed under normal circumstances; only now we need a lot more. Acknowledging the situation for what it is, instituting safe practices to protect team members and their families, and offering effective ways for working remotely can keep many teams and projects moving forward." - Maha Sallam, Ph.D.