We’re in this together: coping with COVID-19
Published on 24 Mar 2020
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Partners,
With the advent and spread of the coronavirus we’ve entered unprecedented times. Times that we’ll no doubt look back upon in years to come and remember vividly because we’re all having to adapt at a rapid pace – day-by-day and hour-by-hour.
Speaking of adapting… as we navigate these unchartered waters, it’s not business as usual for us, but it is still delivery as usual. However, because the health and safety of our team members, clients, parents and families is our primary concern, we have made some changes to the way we work:We are all working from home instead of our offices.
We have eliminated all business travel.
We have increased access to a wealth of communication and file-sharing tools. This ensures we can all keep in touch with each other – and with you – whether it’s about a specific project, or simply to stay connected.
As we’re totally committed to assisting you with insight-led brand communications, we have also made some changes to the way we gather knowledge, for example, we’ve been re-engineering all our insight-gathering methodologies to ensure they are effective when conducted remotely.
Sharing is caring! Work from home hints and tips
Working from home is becoming the new norm and the change in environment may be a struggle for some. If this is the case for you, we thought you might like to read our handy ‘Working from Home Hints and Tips Guide’. Because of the nature of our work, many of us have been working remotely for years and we think we have some pretty good advice to share!
Isolation shouldn’t be… isolating
Finally, for good mental health and to stay connected with fellow human beings, follow our social media channels where we’ll be posting all kinds of ‘light-relief’ news and information from our team members about their WFH adventures, favorite books, TV shows, cute pets, etc.
Feel free to get in touch too if you simply want someone new to talk to on any given day!
We hope you, your families and loved ones all stay safe and healthy over the coming months.
From everyone at The Planning Shop