Like many of us, Massimo Rapparini, he was chief information officer of Logitech, to learn other choice, such as working from home. “I think the biggest adjustment was as you think really structuring for the whole day, so that not only pour into a great continuity of a meeting or just talk with your kids?” Says Rapparini. Logitech started as mouse manufacturer for computers, keyboards and the like in the 80s. Today we do everything from home security cameras to Bluetooth speaker high-end wheel racing simulator. During the pandemic slows down operations for companies around the world it contains the Logitech company based in Switzerland was perhaps better prepared than most for the sudden shift forced to work remotely. After all, now that makes a lot of power device our work from home life, including the most popular webcam, he was asked a few months ago so that a market in strong expansion merchant has emerged. However, it was the turn of a challenge for the company, which in more than 30 countries through 7,000 employees at present, including Brazil, Ireland and Taiwan. “When I try to double the intake of video collaboration within a few months, no matter how much I rely on the cloud infrastructure of some of our suppliers and the like, there will be adjustments that we need to do and anticipate,” says Rapparini based in Amsterdam. “I think having our collaboration geographically distributed for us, the biggest center of the scale.” Logitech has experimented with long-distance work. Two years ago, he launched a “work from home” week to test both their quality when it comes to the social practice and the negative associations address with remote work. After I take people from places like your local beach, the company changed its name to “work from anywhere” week. There is an obvious advantage for a company that technology work remotely test its response with its own workforce brands, but the criterion remote working to a better work ethic has led, too. “And why not make [the remote work] accepted much more widespread, making it something that everyone should embrace?” Says Rapparini. “We made a conscious effort to promote it.” Logitech has his staff interviewed twice in the last month, once at the beginning of the pandemic and another time two months in significant feedback so far :. People have trouble from work when the home solution. “And ‘the feeling … even if it’s just mentally you type are attached to your schedule in your calendar to call and video”, says Rapparini. He teams encouraged to think differently when you send and expect people to be online, but adds that it is to him and the rest of teleworking good role model of the firm. “We have to do as leaders, in particular, explicitly … live by the same values,” says Rapparini. “When I say no one needs to get a conversation at 10:00, but I do it, then obviously that they make no sense.” While remote work can sometimes make it difficult for a person noted, especially if it is, or at the beginning of his career did not develop relations with its employees still somehow can be a balancing force, says Rapparini. “There’s three of us sat in the room in some way zusammenzugekauert and joked with the type on the page someone is sitting, not really participate,” he says dating in pre-pandemic office. “It ‘s much easier for everyone to have an experience of voice and video will also participate in the same. So we really want to continue this kind of practice.” Going forward, Rapparini Logitech believes at least part of its pandemic era is maintained practices. “We will work remotely be continued as far as possible, if there is no real need to be physically together,” says Rapparini. The company is also considering creating products to address newly discovered human needs, such as virtual learning. “This is something that we research and we put efforts to understand how we can help,” he says. However acknoledges Rapparini that while people can work as a remote, you can, it is not for others. Logitech has opened factories in China that have been closed, began when the epidemic; It has more facilities and mill products of the production of demand keep on the shelves plan. “When it comes to some of these jobs, you can talk about video collaboration until the cows come home, but there is still a challenge to get it,” he says.
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