GEN-I during the pandemic
We have been closely following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic from the very beginning and have successfully prepared the company. We followed the actions of the National Institute of Public Health throughout the year and asked our colleagues to work from home at the beginning of March. The fact that almost all our processes have been digitized has had a significant impact on the success of the transition to working from home for all employees.
We know that it is up to us how we deal with the situation: from how flexible we are to how we see all the opportunities in the changed circumstances. We like to emphasize that we teach flexible skills and that we are agile and adapt quickly to market conditions. We believe we have moved from theory to practice!
Internal communication is extremely important to ensure that teams are successfully synchronized and connected and that the responsibilities and tasks are clear. At the same time, at a time when many colleagues are also faced with homeschooling their children, we support them in agreeing with their managers on working hours that are adapted to their daily dynamics. To this end, we have set up a dedicated “Work from home” portal for our colleagues, where we provide:
- Tips to help communicate with teams and organize work from home more easily;
- All the technical help and support;
- Anything that can make the process of working from home easier for our people.
Our technical department ensures that all employees are fully equipped to work from home and that the process runs smoothly from the start.
We have put a lot of effort and work into building successful teams that work best when they see each other, think creatively together, complement each other, and are energized by their members, the leader, and the organization. We believe that there are still many hidden opportunities in our organization for even better teamwork and networking, and for building interpersonal relationships, and we believe that face-to-face contact still plays the biggest role in this.
We also miss the out-of-office socializing that our Sports Club provides. As many as 350 members actively spend their free time in sports teams and activities that bring us together in a more informal setting.