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EMBRACING WORKING FROM HOME: THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA

Just four months ago, a lot of us were going about our daily activities, unaware that our lives were about to be altered drastically. At Cyboticx, team members woke up each morning, dressed up for a day at the office, and went home at the close of work to repeat the routine the next day. But now, things are different, and we are sure you know why. All around the world, we are struggling to come to terms with a world overrun by a deadly virus that has taken thousands of lives. One of the most important recommendations for staying alive and safe is social distancing. Social distancing means we can’t go to work or schools or, most times, even take a walk.

What social distancing meant for Cyboticx

While a lot of companies had to shut down due to the inability of their team members to come into the office daily, Cyboticx is one of the few that have been able to adopt a work from home approach. As a Software Development and Creative Design Firm, we have always been at the forefront of adopting cutting edge technologies to set the pace in our industry. As part of our mandate to make our establishment a safe space for all, especially our team members, we adjusted our timeline to accommodate the work from home initiative. And it has been quite a journey. Despite the uncertainty of our current global situation, working from home has cast a beautiful light on the otherwise gloomy scenario. We have team members who have become more productive and happier as they are able to build up a convenient routine, one that works for all of us.

Here are other things we noticed about our team members working from home.

  • It has been a huge morale booster as they have cut off the amount spent on commuting to work daily. Getting started for the day is significantly easier. It takes less than ten minutes to get connected to the office, and they can stay connected all day if they have to. It’s easier than ever. Working from home gives our team members more control over their working situation as you decide the schedule that works for you and also enjoy better levels of concentration. You can get up in the morning from your bed and head over to your “office” with less than twenty steps. You can grab a quick cup of coffee to get you ready for the day, turn off the TV and work all day in your pajamas. You don’t have to struggle with heels or ties. We have lots of video tools available, wifi connection is accessible, and the combination of these make remote communication a breeze.
  • Team members have been able to get the job done without the risk of sharing illnesses. Especially now that there is a contagious disease moving about, everyone is safer for it. It helps that none of our team members are dreaming of giving up working from home, at least we hope not.
  • Here comes our personal best. Working from home means that we attract more talent on our team without the constraint of distance or time zone. As a brand, we believe in hiring the best, and often, a lot of talents get rejected by various companies because of such factors. This doesn’t have to happen anymore. We can connect with top professionals that have so much to offer our company, and they can work from the comfort of their homes.

A new dawn is upon us

Can we really get back to how we were pre-COVID 19? We have a fantastic answer to that. Twenty years ago, the concept of working from home would be considered impossible but not anymore. This is the 21st century, and we have achieved exploits when it comes to technological advancements. We have gadgets that make the distance between two continents seem like nothing. We have the internet that has made the world a global village. We have countless tools designed to encourage team members productivity with ease. So, we have decided to adopt the work from home initiative into the fabric of our organization. Since the COVID-19 pandemic came to light, we have had to adjust to working from home. However, we have decided that it doesn’t have to end after the pandemic is over. Working from home signals the beginning of an era at Cyboticx that we are only too glad to embrace. We haven’t had a child rush into the “office” while on an online team meeting yet, but we know that a lot of humor awaits us as we adjust to this new reality.

Working from home has allowed our team members to explore their creativity. This doesn’t mean that we are completely eliminating working from the office. After the COVID-19 is over and everything slowly starts to get back to normal, we will be working on getting everyone to work from home more. However, those individuals who will be required to work from the office will be free to do so. As a company present in the USA, Poland, and India, this allows us to be more inclusive. Once upon a time, people would say that they can’t be in multiple places at once, but technology has made it a possibility. With a conference call, we can connect with team members in three different countries comfortably. That is us being in multiple places at once.

The statistics don’t lie

There are also statistics that prove that working from home is a better standard, which helps team members maintain a better work-life balance. A Harvard Business Review study[1] was carried out on US Patent and Trade Office workers, and their findings were impressive. They discovered that when they transitioned to remote work, the workers’ output increased by as much as 4.4 percent. Another Stanford study[2] which had a sample size of 16,000 employees in a Chinese travel agency had similar findings. They discovered that working from home resulted in an increase in employee satisfaction. There was also a higher level of employee retention. Remember how happy employees are less likely to quit? It really is true.

[1] https://hbr.org/2019/08/is-it-time-to-let-employees-work-from-anywhere

[2] https://nbloom.people.stanford.edu/sites/g/files/sbiybj4746/f/wfh.pdf

Our doors are open to all professionals

As an equal opportunity employer and a women-owned organization, we are hell-bent on empowering women in the tech sector. No doubt, we are all aware of the uphill battle women face while trying to balance a career and take care of the home. Our work from home approach is also for you. Our team members will be able to maintain a better work/life balance, take care of their families better, and spend more time with their loved ones.

If you have ever wanted to lend your expertise towards the growth of our company, then here is your chance. By working from home, you are welcome to be a part of our brand from any part of the country without limits. While we uphold values of inclusiveness and professionalism, we function on a work culture that encourages our team members to contribute freely without fear or discouragement. You are at the forefront of our brand, and we continue to develop strategies that give you access to the latest technology for maximum output. We have immense pride in what we do, and our passion for all things technology will never diminish. As a Software Development and Creative Design Firm, working from home is something we are only too glad to adopt. With our constant research, we will discover better technologies to make working with us one of the best decisions you ever made.

Whether you are working from home or the office, it is our priority to encourage a welcoming environment where you are free to explore beyond the limits of your creativity and become even better. We love to see our team members grow, and this will be even more possible when you are allowed to work independently with supervision when necessary.

Most importantly, your health is our priority

We know that only healthy team members will be able to put in their best. The safety of our team members will always be a considerable factor during our decision-making processes. At Cyboticx, we strive to create a work environment that doesn’t put our team members at risk. The current pandemic has taught us a lot of lessons. One of those key lessons is that a pandemic is a possible occurrence that changes the lives of everyone involved. This then puts into question how we can stay safe against a similar situation if it happens again in the future. We don’t want to jeopardize the safety of our team members, and a sure way of making this happen is by adopting the work from home approach. While you work from the safety of your home, with proper hygiene in place, the chances of compromising on your health are minimal.

Our final thoughts

Adopting a work from home approach is a decision we have had to make after careful deliberation. We thought about the impact it would have on our team members and what it would mean for our brand. While the darkness of COVID-19 hovers over us, we have realized that there could be a positive side to this pandemic. This will be a win-win for all involved. We have always been committed to serving our clients the best, and we know that it starts with having team members who work in a positive environment designed to keep their creative juices flowing. We welcome you to a new dawn, an era where we take advantage of the technology at our disposal to keep you motivated to get up each morning for work. A new dawn that ushers in the era of earning and saving better without the extra expenses that could be avoided. Welcome to the technological age at Cyboticx, the company of the future.

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Founder and CEO of Cyboticx.