It has been almost six weeks since we – at Interfuze along with many others - all began to implement our collective COVID-19 imposed responses. It’s been pretty clear that we also had to overcome a number of challenges. For instance, prior to 15 March our consultants were working at client sites and at our city-based office. But this all changed (as for many of us) almost overnight.
In many respects, the size and design of our business was meant for this moment! Whilst we have physical offices and are typically office based, all our systems are cloud based: finance, time management, project management, software development and deployment – we have even had resounding success with remote requirements gathering, design and planning.
Face-to-face and connectedness has been a little more challenging (especially for the more extroverted members of the team) and whilst Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack all very effective, it doesn’t beat real human contact.
In this post, I’d like to share some of the key takeaways and learnings from our move, to work from home. Maybe some of this will also help you and your teams as we all continue to practice good remote working.
As we now look to post COVID-19 re-integration, I believe that we will maintain many of the processes and techniques adopted over the last six weeks.
Hopefully, our regular team catch up can soon become in-person and support our local hospitality industry, but I suspect that many of these disciplines will now become part of our flexible and pragmatic delivery.
If you and your team are finding remote working challenging, I invite you to get in touch for a chat.