I wanted to share some personal thoughts I’ve had as we face these unprecedented challenges as a country and as a global community.
These are difficult times as we face the worry of the expanding coronavirus and uncertainty of economic challenges while, at the same time, having to quickly learn and adapt to entirely new ways of working and interacting in the world of “social distancing.”
The coronavirus threat affects everything in our world — from our personal lives, our partner’s lives, our friends and family members, and our broader relationships in faith and business. While we are tested by times like this, they also bring out the best in all of us as we persevere together and come out stronger on the other side.
I am awed by the heroes among us who are risking their lives every day on the front lines including healthcare workers, medical professionals, rescue workers, police and firefighters. They too have families and communities that care deeply about them and their welfare, and depend on them — yet they bravely go into the world and put all that at risk for the greater good.
As CEO of a growing company, my top priority is the safety, security, and wellbeing of our extended WorkSpan family of colleagues, friends, customers, and partners we work with every day. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had many discussions with team members, customers, and family sharing the common experience of this new reality and learning and helping each other along the way.
I’ve been inspired to see the WorkSpan team rally to the challenge with creativity using collaborative tools and video conferencing to maintain a strong sense of working together, being on a shared mission, and committing 100% to delivering for our customers. I’m proud to say that the team has continued business without missing a beat (or even a single meeting!) supporting the success of our customers.
I am here for you — and the WorkSpan team is here for you.
If there’s anything I can do for you, please reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk about ways we can keep business moving forward and get back to the business of building and growing great partnerships.
- Date - March 25, 2020
About the author
Mayank has always believed in the importance of data, analytics, and applications in helping people make better decisions. Prior to founding WorkSpan, he founded Big Data pioneer Aster Data Systems, acquired by Teradata in 2011 where he served as Co-President of Teradata Aster division. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and B.Tech from IIT Bombay.