The pace of change to our working environment as a result of COVID-19 over the last couple of weeks has been unprecedented. In these highly challenging and uncertain times we want to reassure you we are maintaining ‘business as usual’ to the best of our ability. Our leaders and technical teams have been working tirelessly to ensure this is the case.
All of our global studios are now working remotely until government advice changes. Inevitably we are still ironing out a few minor IT and communication issues as they arise but it is testament to all our people and the system protocols we have in place that has enabled this significant change to be implemented so quickly and smoothly in just a matter of days.
We are now getting used to working in our new virtual world using video conferencing for all internal and external communication. It’s really quite refreshing. We have introduced greater flexible working to ensure our service provision remains to the exacting high standards we work to as a business. We must also be accommodating to the challenges we appreciate our clients and employees are facing while we work from home (WFH) and share home space with other family members young or old.
The health and wellbeing of our people and clients remains our upmost priority. We will continue to monitor and act on the advice of the Government and health authorities to help protect the health and safety of our staff, colleagues and peers and to do our bit to flatten out the curve and reduce the rate of infection.
Proactivity and resilience in times of adversity are qualities we look for in our people and it is without surprise we have witnessed amazing examples in practice over recent days to ensure we are able to continue to do our work. The rise of virtual activities to keep us all in touch and connected, coupled with the fun of looking through the keyhole into all our homes has provided some welcome softer respite too.
Stay safe. We’ll all bounce back fitter and stronger than ever.