The corona virus is affecting both our private life and work life.
At Elmatica, in the “Elmatica family”, we really enjoy the daily chat by the coffee machine, discussions over lunch, sharing experiences both good and bad and being together with colleagues every day, Monday to Friday, some weeks even ends with a small wine tasting at HQ.
The sudden but necessary implementation of home office for all, has stopped this social sharing. What to do? We all need someone to talk to, I guess the need is particularly intrusive these days, with lots of uncertainty. But does Home Office need to be equal with social isolation and only talking to the cat or yourself? No, is our answer.
How have we solved it?
The good thing with our fast developing technology, is that one does not need to meet to be able to meet – Google HangOut is the answer. Used every day for years already – offering endless possibilities to have meetings and chats all over the world at the same time – with several people.
Now its our new lunch “restaurant”- where those who feel for it call in, talk, share and laugh. Every day between 12. 00 – 12.30 those of us who have the desire and time, “meet” for lunch at the HangOut. Just lovely!
Even how hard the world situation is – it always feels better sharing to with good colleagues and friends.
Happy HangOut – how are you and your company solving the social isolation?
All the best,