We were one of the few companies in India who switched to remote work before it was mandated by the government. Our focus was on keeping our people safe. Since then, we have been updating our habits and mindset so that we can fully take advantage of working remotely. We have approached remote working the same way we approach a project — with an action plan.
This article will take you through our action plan for building a stronger and engaged team.
Lockdown — Plan of Action
Remote work does not mean hitting the breaks on the great things you do when in office. We are still working on meeting our OKR’s. We have built a culture where people care deeply about the work they do and take ownership and accountability with little or no direction.
And during this time we continue to give our people autonomy, and as always are committed to their health and success. Our goal is to empower people to build themselves for greatness.
Here is our lockdown action plan to ensure that we emerge from the situation together and stronger.
Survival Basics: Ensuring We Are Well-Stocked
The first task on our action plan was to collate employee information and group people according to locations. Leads were assigned to each region. They took up the responsibility to ensure that people were well-stocked with essentials and had access to emergency services if needed.
The leads created a directory of grocery and medical stores, tiffin services, hospitals and laboratories functional during the lockdown to create an area-wise information map.
Fynd Corona Helpdesk
Next, we ensured that in case of symptoms, people have access to the right information and know what to do. We set up a help desk supported by our HR team to fast-track the medical insurance claim processing. The team listed down the information needed in case of an infection, the symptoms, testing centres, health insurance policy process, forms and other necessary details.
We Are A Strong Community, Even In The Time Of Crisis
During this time of crisis keeping an eye on goals, intensifying work and life skills, and being strong together has become more relevant and significant than ever for companies. In the past few weeks, we have found that leaning on our values and creating systems that support our people is necessary for developing an enduring Fynd.
All our creativity has been directed to building systems to put people first. After all, the future of work is people.
[The post first appeared on Fynd blog and has been reproduced with permission.]