by Craig and Kat
Here at Rambutan, we’ve been reflecting on how we coped with the challenges 2020 brought us, both on a personal level, and as a business, and how we can use what we learned to take us into 2021 with more confidence than ever before.
For Craig, the initial impact was the sheer speed of change and adaptation to a whole different way of working; from setting up his home office as quickly and effectively as possible, to constantly adapting to stuff changing, like national and local restrictions, and living and working in the same environment.
“It was a massive challenge and one I had to acclimatise to rapidly. I knew I’d be switching from working in 3D (face-to-face) to 2D (online) with my clients. As a business we had to adapt everything to match our clients’ changing needs, so we made the transition as straightforward as possible for them (and us!), and we still continue to do so.”
Of course, the transition from face-to-face meetings to online did have its advantages.
“As I live by myself, I felt very alone. I wasn’t prepared for how isolated I was going to feel. So I reconnected online with many people I hadn’t spoken to in decades. I hammered Zoom mega-style!”
For many, the switch from physical contact to dealing with the technicalities of online platforms like Zoom and Teams has meant a whole change of mindset and the need to significantly increase skills and knowledge.