While the initial office closures may have felt abrupt, the pandemic has served as a catalyst for broader changes. Salesforce is majorly transforming how we work, empowering employees to continue doing the best work of their careers — on their terms.
For Robyn, despite being ready to reconnect in person with her team and the Equality Group community, working from home has its upsides. “We’ve been able to spend more time outside, especially walking our new puppy,” she said. “When we choose to grow our family, I plan to enjoy the ongoing flexibility. It’ll be a really cool opportunity to watch our children learn and interact with the world even more closely.”
Dana reminded us of the importance of self-care, especially during this pandemic. “In this always-on, results-oriented world where we’re always connected through multiple collaboration applications, it’s so important that we consciously take the time to disconnect, strengthen relationships with loved ones, and replenish our mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing — otherwise known as the areas of our lives that have to be intact in order for us to bring our best selves to work.”
Better understanding the ins-and-outs of remote working has been a silver lining for Alison. “Since adding childcare back into our routine, I’ve been able to get comfortable in my home office and tweak my team’s meeting style to bring a more inclusive experience for remote employees,” Alison said. “I’m looking forward to bringing that perspective into the mix as we look toward re-opening offices and embracing this new work-from-anywhere environment.”
Pro Tip from the Benefits Team: Salesforce provides resources to help you navigate parenthood from pre-birth/adoption through age 12. Take advantage of these benefits for an added support system as you find the right balance for yourself and your family.
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