Innovation in the Home Office
In America, the ones fortunate to work from home have been able to do so with ease, given they have a space for it. Thanks to the U.S.'s vast network infrastructure, internet access is pretty much guaranteed no matter where you are. That is however, not the case worldwide.
In India, individuals are unable to access the internet in many places outside of big urban areas, and because of the pandemic many that commute are forced to stay in the smaller surrounding towns. That makes working from home not an option for many, but our NAVigators are determined to work through the struggle and have found ways to persevere.
Our first featured NAVigator is Shrinihdi Uppoor. Shrinidhi is tolerating the abnormal work conditions admirably. With limited access his entire work schedule has completely changed. He is now forced to stay up long hours into the night and work with limited connectivity during this time.
Communication is one of the main issues for our India team. Spotty connections mean they have difficulty collaborating, but Shrinidhi has remained positive throughout the mess. He set up his own space and continues to work through the difficult hours and stressed situation. - Thank you for your commitment Shrinidhi!
Next, Akarsh Hosmane has found a silver lining despite these bizarre circumstances. He was fortunate enough to stay at his sister's in the city of Bengaluru, but due to other team members without internet access, progress has slowed significantly.
With the sparse communication, Akarsh has treated communication very carefully and makes every instance count. He also committed to improving his overall skills when unable to perform. His work ethic and dedication to his craft is impressive and reflects our NAVigators' traits. - Excellent work Akarsh!
Our final NAVigator, Vinayak Kamballi, is fighting the pandemic with creativity, tenacity, and innovation. As a commuter he returned home to quarantine.
His hometown is one of the areas without large scale access to internet. Despite this, Vinayak was determined to find a way to communicate with his peers and get additional work done. Somehow, he discovered a signal within an areca nut plantation and decided to set up his home office there. Vinayak actually built his own free-standing structure with surrounding materials to protect himself and his equipment while accessing the signal's hot spot.
Its this perseverance from all of our team members that will help solve for critical transportation problems. We are inspired by your commitment to help your team and our clients - Great Work Team