In June 2020, HNM Systems President and CEO, Heather Moyer, had the privilege of attending the Association for Corporate Growth’s panel in which three San Diego CEOs discussed key business learnings resulting from COVID-19. We have compiled Heather’s key takeaways here.
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As lockdowns lift and communities reopen, we are starting to feel a hint of normalcy return. Living in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably challenged us and, through these challenges, we have been changed.
Some have been changed as they grieve the loss of loved ones. Others have been changed as they search for a new job and means to live. Some have been forced to work throughout the pandemic, risking their lives, and others have had to work full time while taking care of and/or homeschooling children. In one way or another, most of us have had the opportunity to clear our calendars, experiment with new lifestyles, reflect on our priorities, and reset our lives.
The utility and telecommunications industry have never been more crucial than they are today.
As so many of us have experienced, most states issued temporary shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. Many businesses transitioned to working remotely, while others had to close their doors completely. Despite these shutdowns, several industries have been defined as “essential” and their workers have continued to show up for work.
Now more than ever, we at HNM Systems believe in the importance of implementing practices that will protect the health of our team members, families, and communities. We undoubtedly agree with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that individuals should enact frequent sanitation practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and decrease the probability of catching the disease themselves. Following the CDC’s guidance, we recommend washing your hands often, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing.
Most of us are spending more time at home these days. This new reality comes with more free time. Although many of us are gravitating toward watching TV, online shopping, and aimlessly re-cleaning our kitchens over and over again, this extra time provides a great opportunity to evaluate where our own personal growth opportunities lie and reinvest in ourselves both personally and professionally.
As we transition to remote work, video interviews are becoming a popular alternative to in-person interviews. Video interviews have been extremely useful as the demand for new hires continues in certain industries despite the pandemic.
During this time, it’s more important than ever that companies do what they can to facilitate meaningful connections in the workplace. From fostering more effective communication to generating a deeper appreciation for one another’s eccentricities, getting to know your coworkers on a personal, not-just-work level has true benefits.
While many businesses have laid off workers or even closed their doors, others are working tirelessly to show the San Diego community love. From delivering community-supported agriculture (CSA) boxes to making and donating masks, local business owners are doing what they can to make ends meet and be there for their neighbors.
As a San Diego-based business, we at HNM wanted to spotlight the good work our local businesses are doing.
In the midst of this pandemic, every industry will be impacted in one way or another. Luckily, the telecom industry’s future is hopeful.
A number of factors play into this positive projection. To understand where telecom will be headed when COVID-19 passes, let’s walk through where the industry has been going in general as well as what it is facing during the pandemic.
You may experience a few temptations when working remotely. For many of us, it becomes too easy to work extended hours. Others lose all motivation to change from their PJs or reach for snacks constantly. Whatever your weakness, we all have them. Luckily, experience lends us some tried-and-true best practices for working from home.