We’ve reached week 12 of working from home and it’s natural many are getting concerned about their grown-out roots, their reliance on elasticated waists and newfound addiction to TikTok. But, here at S3, the last thing we wanted was our team worrying about returning to work – waiting anxiously for the next Government update on the guidelines.
That’s why our management team has decided to encourage all staff to work from home for the remainder of 2020.
“It’s important that when lockdown restrictions are eased, our team use this time to reconnect with loved ones – their family and friends – rather than be concerned about having to get into the office.” says HR & Operations Director, Mel Matthews.
“We don’t want anybody feeling under pressure, perhaps trying to balance childcare or finding themselves stuck weighing up how they’ll manage the commute.”
While all of #TeamS3 miss the office that houses our creative agency in Cardiff’s One Central Square, management came to the conclusion that the safety of staff outweighs the need for a full return.
Precautions are, however, being taken for those who wish to use the space once it is safe to do so – with measures including the installation of infrared hand sanitiser stations and a one-way system in operation.
Mel adds, “Over the last 12 weeks, as a team, we have proved we’re more than capable of providing the same level of service to our clients.
“We’ve seen some amazing examples of creativity in the process and produced some truly outstanding work – including television ads made entirely during lockdown.
“Overall, I think it’s safe to say this period has made us appreciate normal life more than ever and we’ve perhaps realised what we took for granted.
“That’s why we’re also closing the agency for two weeks over Christmas to ensure we’re all able to have extended time with those who’re important to us when it’s wanted most.”
Oh, and don’t worry – although we’re sat in kitchens, dining rooms and home offices, we’re very much still on hand for all of our clients, old and new.
This is our new normal, for now.