As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect people around the world, our responsibility to our team during this important time is paramount.
oe:gen have always been a people-first company and are prepared to take any action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our team and customers. Each one of us has a role to play in preparing ourselves and our families to help prevent any further outbreaks. If we each do our part, we can help lessen the risk for everyone.
Right now, we’re following our partner’s example. Salesforce has been one of the first global companies to take action during the outbreak — having a heightened awareness of their responsibility to their employees, customers, and partners and postponing all of their World Tour events until further notice.
We also found out last week that this year’s Sales Innovation Expo is being postponed – which is a decision that we fully support. The team at SIE20 have told us the expo is now scheduled to take place on the 10th and 11th of November, instead.
With this developing situation, we’re making sure our whole team can all comfortably work from home if they want to and have been communicating NHS advice on how to lessen our chances of catching and spreading the virus. And while we’ve always offered flexible remote working here at oe:gen, on Monday, we made sure everyone worked from home, just to see how we’d get on if the office isn’t accessible in the coming weeks.
Other precautionary measures we’re currently taking are asking our team members to stay home if they’re experiencing symptoms of illness of any kind and encouraging frequent hand-washing and the use of our office hand sanitisers and cleaning sprays.
These preparations are important on an individual level, of course, but they can also have an impact on our society as a whole. Our elderly and ill neighbours, NHS workers, and those who are less able to prepare themselves may be counting on us right now.
We’ll provide further updates via our social media accounts as things change. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to continue doing what they can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those around them.