By David Hollingsworth, Managing Member at Avid Communications
After primarily working from home starting in March of 2020 and ending in June of 2021, our team recently went back to the office at Avid Communications. On the first day back, someone commented to me that it feels like coming back to school after summer break. It’s an exciting time to see friends that you’ve missed. (The difference is that we’ve never stopped working!)
After some changes in the office layout to create more space for individuals, and communicating our plans for both coming back to the office and new safety procedures, we were finally all back together. We eased back in with a snow-cone truck, lunch and ice cream!
I was excited to have us all back in the office, and it really felt good to see everyone together again.
Over the past 15 months, we quickly adapted to working from home to make sure we were able to provide the service and support our customers expect and deserve. Fortunately, we’re in the business of providing our customers with technology that makes working remotely effective. So we made that transition for ourselves quickly and seamlessly. But, something is missing when daily interactions with the team don’t occur.
For Avid, service to our customers is what matters most.
For me, being back in the office was more than just business. Our people are what make this business work. Having operations, customer service, engineering, sales and billing back together improves our ability to serve our customers. And I missed the learning, sharing and listening that randomly happens in group settings when we were so spread out.
And what better way to end our first week back together than a brand new keg for our Friday happy hour?