Like most companies, 2020 has brought us unexpected challenges that we have had to deal with as best as we can. Considering all the changes and struggles we have all been facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our thoughts are with those who are struggling both physically and mentally throughout this crisis. Few would have predicted the situation was going to blow up to these proportions, and it has been a test of resilience, adaptability, and flexibility.
Fortunately for Altagram, the project-based nature of our work has always entailed a certain degree of adaptability. From one localization, testing, or audio project to the next, the resources required vary. As such, planification for these projects is always a matter of finding appropriate and available resources that we can assign to the project, managing individual schedules, and dealing with our clients’ deadlines accordingly.
As such, setting up home office during the 3 months of lockdown for the entire group has been an endeavor that was not easy, but—thanks to our IT team—was ultimately manageable.
On the other hand, it is when we consider the human aspects and relationships that many benefit from coming to their workplace that things have been more challenging. How can we replicate the social interactions of our workplace and the sense of wellbeing they bring when everyone has to stay home and practice social distancing? How do we support the most fragile among us, and how do we make sure that everyone is feeling well?
This question has been one of our management team’s main focuses over these past 6 months. In the article below, we present some of the measures we have taken and how we decided to move forward with an alternative attendance model since the end of the state-imposed isolation.