Together, One Day at a Time: We Will Get Through This
As the world continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, I take solace in the idea that together, one day at a time, we will get through this. Just like we have every other challenge that has come before us.
The virus has caused municipalities to shut down schools, restaurants and most public spaces. It’s pushing already overburdened health care workers, nurses and doctors to their absolute limits.
Like you, I don’t know what will happen over the next few weeks or months. I wish I did. But I do know that we will overcome this. We must listen to guidance from medical professionals, prepare ourselves the best we can, and make sacrifices.
For me, social distancing stinks. I hate it. I am a people person. My favorite method of communicating is always face-to-face. I like to look people in the eye, give them my word, and shake their hands. But I will socially distance myself for the safety of my family, friends, employees and the general public.
For our company, we made the decision weeks ago to restrict all visitors to our corporate campuses. We also banned nearly all domestic and global travel. These were hard decisions, but ones we enacted in order to protect the health and safety of our employees, partners and customers.
We have now put in place a 100% ban on all travel. We continue to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We are alerting clients about our contingency plans that will allow us to operate uninterrupted. And, we are helping our clients modify and adapt their own contingency plans, supporting the technology needs of their increasingly remote workforce.
Now is the time for industries to come together and collaborate in new ways. Let’s show our appreciation for the brave healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines of battling this virus. And, let’s listen to their advice and follow recommended guidelines for the benefits of ourselves, families and friends.
One day at a time. Together. We will get through this.
Just like we always have before.
President & CEO, Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.