What surreal times we live in, eh?
It’s hard enough running a business in the best of times, and it’s more so now than ever, with all this disruption and uncertainty.
But the team at Tomango want to reassure you that as much as possible it’s business as usual and we’re here to help you however we can.
Business as usual
Here’s what we have planned for the next few weeks;
In light of official government advice, from Wednesday 18th March 2020 we’re shifting our operations and our entire team will be working from home.
This is very much business as usual for us; we have a flexible working policy in any case, where everyone has one day a week working from home, so there will be very little, if any, impact to how we work.
Meetings and face-to-face communication
One change we’ve inevitably had to make is how we deal with meetings. We’ve always really valued being able to meet with our clients and contacts face-to-face, as we believe that in a lot of cases you just can’t beat sitting down at the same table and pointing at stuff to get things done.
At the moment, of course, this isn’t always going to be possible and - again following official advice - any non-essential, non-project-critical meetings are being postponed until things settle down.
Where a face-to-face meeting is the only real option, we’re still happy to do it, taking sensible precautions in the process (awkward alternatives to a handshake, lots of handwashing afterwards etc.) or, if you’re not comfortable with it, we can meet via Skype or Zoom.
We’re initially planning to Work From Home for two weeks, until 1st April, but we’ll keep this under regular review and take appropriate action according to what the powers-that-be have to say.
How we can help you
With periods of isolation ahead for many of us, now might be a good time to review how your business uses digital channels to operate. If you need to make some changes to your website, review your digital marketing or even reconsider your overall marketing strategy, obviously we’ll be very happy to talk to you about how we can help.
Stay positive, people
It seems to us that now is the time to keep calm, carry on as best you can, and above all make sure we look out for each other; whether it’s a neighbour that needs food or toilet roll, or our business friends that need our support, this is a time for us all to stick together.
Stay safe and take care; we’ll get through this!
Founder and MD of Tomango