How do you sum up 2021? That is almost impossible to do! This year’s experience is going in all directions, with many highs and lows, many of which are of course related to the corona crisis. Let’s start with some things that didn’t quite work out this year…These were financially challenging times. We are happy with the support from the government. But in the meantime we have made the conscious choice not to downsize the team. On the Cyprus WhatsApp Number List contrary, we have further strengthened the team to almost 50 employees. We have also invested in working from home and in our office.
Office, home, abroad
One thing that didn’t work? See each other more often at the office. What we did do more: give people even more freedom to work from home. Hybrid working is and remains a challenge. It makes a difference that we were already used to working from home and also to colleagues who work from abroad. There are now several team members who have worked, are working or are going to work from abroad for a longer period of time. For example, read about Alieke ‘s workstation.Another thing that was not possible for a long time, but was temporarily possible again: team meetings at the office, brainstorm with real whiteboards (we think that works better!) and meet again in the work cafe at the coffee machine. With the current measures, we have to do it again with cups of tea behind the webcam and meetings with online tools.
Speaking of that office…
Just before the start of the pandemic, we moved to a new office in Utrecht, with the space and possibilities for further growth. In 2020 we could not make much use of this location, but in 2021 we met more often when we were allowed to.