Beyond acted rapidly to practice social distancing. Even before we were ordered by the local authorities to stay at home, we encouraged all of our team who did not need to come into office to begin working from home from the start of March.
We also created our own sanitizers and distributed it throughout our office space. A dedicated team cleaned all touchpoints several times a day. This way those who did come to office would be able to stay safe.
During that time we organized our teams to work seamlessly from home. Before the curfew started, we made sure to distribute screens, mobile testing devices and other tools to all of our team members to have a productive work environment.
Our team uses a variety of tools to ensure that work goes on smoothly and to stay connected, without letting physical distancing get in the way. All of our departments have a daily video stand up meeting to update one another about how work is going. We use Gsuite for our regular sync up meetings, Flock to stay updated on projects and Trello boards to organize production and operations. All of our team members regularly update Clockify to track work hours, productivity and billing.
We understand that working from home is not easy. There are a lot of distractions that can get in the way of work. In order to tackle this issue, our team focuses on building strong communications with one another in regards to planning. This allows each team to self-organize and be more flexible with their work.
In the time of physical distancing, staying connected has become more important than ever. For this reason, Beyond’s HR team and management has particularly focused on making sure that beyond just logistics/productivity the team’s wellbeing, both emotional and mental, is also balanced. For this reason, we have set up virtual coffees and have daily chats with each team member. We feel strongly that a holistic approach is needed as our team is our biggest asset, and our biggest goal is to keep them safe.