The last 6 weeks are starting to take their toll on many of us, as we’re trying to navigate a new way of living and working.
This time is unprecedented, it is hard to comprehend that not only are all age groups in our local area affected but they are also affected across our county, our country and the world! Deserted roads, shuttered businesses, closed schools, absence of social interaction. So many things have become the new norm: social distancing, avoidance, hermit living, House Party, excessive hand washing & face masks. It’s hard to take it all in. Life is paused, how long for is the question? Will our world & working life be changed forever?
Work is changing for all of us. It can be hard to balance working, contending with others working in the same space, teaching kids, being at home with family and making time for decluttering, downtime & feeling pressure to make the most of this time…and feeling guilty & anxious when we don’t. We are trying to do the best we can with what we have in this moment. This makes for a new and very different work dynamic.
Though I have had flexible and remote work options since Independent Solutions was formed in 2006, it is now common practise. I have made a few changes, rearranged my desk to face a window, so I get natural light. Hardwired my internet to stabilize video calls and presentations rather than relying on WiFi.
At Independent Solutions we’re doing the best we can to continue business as usual during these extraordinary times. Fortunately, we are adapting well using the technology available to us, not forgetting the phone, which can be a welcome change to the overload of video calls, as well as a chance to get out in the elements.
We are used to having teams in other locations, we’ve always utilized video conferencing to stay connected in real-time. However, with social distancing restrictions in place, we have had to rely on video conferencing in the hiring/recruitment process. In spite of COVID-19, we’ve continued to move ahead with virtual interviews. Although the 1:1 connection cannot be replicated, virtual interviews are a close second when assessing a job candidate.
During COVID-19, companies need project management expertise more than ever. Independent Solutions brings you experienced resources with skills & knowledge who can handle remote work with ease. Whether it’s pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices or med tech, we can assist with your resource or skill constraints our project management, validation, risk assessment, auditing experts will get your projects done.