As Australia starts to see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, we are slowly starting to enjoy the lifting of restrictions that have had a huge impact on our working world. The term ‘new normal’ has been used heavily over the last 10 weeks as we moved from offices to homes to keep our staff and our community safe. As we planning the slow transition back to the office in some of our regions in the coming months, and it’s given us time to reflect on how we were able to keep connection a priority during this time.
We are a global team and work seamlessly no matter our geography. Being a technology business, were able to adjust quickly to the way of working. Our consultants continued to focus on or customers’ needs by achieving project success without skipping a beat, continuing to celebrate successful project “go lives” and welcome new customers on their own ServiceNow journey.
We also learned that being 100% online did not mean we needed to lose connection – and at Enable, we really know how to have fun! Over the last 10 weeks, we have enjoyed an excess of fun online social activities with our colleagues that have focused on learning about each other, supporting each other and ensuring we are all well and healthy : from Friday night pub quizzes to virtual cooking classes. Here are some of the ways we have maintained a sense of connection, wellness and fun with our colleagues and customers during COVID-19:
Virtual Cooking Classes
Sydney Team Challenge / Roti Making Melbourne class, From Master Chef-style cooking challenges to roti making classes, our Melbourne and Sydney teams learned some new skills and enjoyed so iso cooking together.
Enable Pub Friday
Each Friday we enjoyed a well-deserved drink together, virtually of course. We also participated in a brilliant general knowledge quiz. Hosted by Bruce Hara, Enable CEO questions written by his two super smart children. An invitation was extended to some of our customers and ServiceNow representatives to join in on all the fun.
15 Minute Magic Time
Enable’s Head of Delivery, Davina Simpson, created an amazing initiative where all 250 Enablers get to meet a colleague from another location. 15 Minute Magic Time randomly selects two Enablers each week to meet online and get to know their colleagues, where ever they are in the world.
Zoom Filters/Fancy Friday
Some of our colleagues let their creativity fly, finding fun ways to add filters their video ( Snap Filter Link) and turn their own video into a potato, a pickle, an Elf King or a unicorn. Others joined Friday night pubs in a full tux to bring a little class to the evening.
Launched LinkedIn Learn
While we are all working hard, the Head of People and Culture, Rachel Sparkes, proudly launched our new arm in our training tool kit. Launching LinkedIn learn to our Enablers to develop their soft skills
A challenge was thrown down by our Head of CASE, Ian White, to recreate album covers of their favourite musician. The Friday night presentation was met with hysterical laughter as we enjoyed the creative pursuits of our colleagues.
Fitness Friday session
As most of us live in capital cities, our usual commute to work is via public transport while we have a little more time available we may not be getting in as much exercise as we did pre COVID-19- the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane teams encouraged each other to keep moving by hosting fitness sessions and team meetings while out walking.
Participation in Hackathons in collaboration with key customers x 3
Not one, not two but three Hackathons, our teams participated in the ACS Hackathon and had two team submission to ServiceNow’s Social Good Hackathon.
As we safely start to transition back to our offices, we are excited about connecting with other Enablers IRL (in real life).