3 weeks of remote work and social isolation (COVID-19) – Week 1

While we were all preparing to welcome 5G and AI , a sudden viral breakout has put the world at a standstill. It has made #SocialDistancing & #Qurantine part of everyone’s life today.

For most of us in Toronto, this week was the first experience of advised 3 weeks of complete isolation and social distance period. School/day care closure, travel restrictions, public places closure and eventually most workplaces coming to a complete remote operation mode. But, amidst the fear of COVID-19, there is some sunshine…

  • numerous posts from teams sharing happy pictures of their virtual meetings ,
  • people proudly thanking their managers for making provision of 100% remote operations,
  • employers taking staff safety as priority while still serving clients

all of it is an assurance that we are heading to a hopeful & positive work culture. We have all come together to live the foundation values of human relationship

Trust – The once afraid managers who feared that an employee asking for work from home is taking time off for personal travelling or shopping, are now trusting their staff to accomplish job while working remote.

Commitment – Employees everywhere are demonstrating commitment to their jobs, employers and teams by working the best in their ability, being away from each other.

Empathy – With school closure, parents had no choice but to be home with kids. A remote work option provided by employers to the parents is nothing less than a blessing

Respect – Managers and coworkers are coming together to discuss each others well being, ideas of self development , health and fitness to best utilize work form home time shows the care and respect for we carry for each other.

Communication– Meetings are still conducted but online, Networking events are going virtual , learning and training tools are being offered on smart phones – we have opened more communication channels for now and forever.

Times are tough but we will surely come out stronger, agile and future-ready.

Till then, Stay safe & practice #socialdistance

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