Our team around the world may be isolated, but in many ways we've never been more together. Some believe that in times of difficulty, true character is revealed. And at On, we're incredibly proud of the character our team has shown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Communal workouts and gatherings are nothing new at On. But with our entire company working from home (and spread across five different continents), there was a fresh logistical challenge to take on.
So we did.
It all started when our team was asked to work from home on March 6 2020. Straight away, a dedicated channel was set up on our instant messaging platform so people could communicate openly.
Initially, the idea was to exchange tips and tricks on the most efficient ways of working at home. The more extroverted among us also shared photos of their home office set up.
But within hours of the channel launching, the first call to action was issued. A weekly yoga class, usually held in Zurich, would go ahead. Digitally. And everybody across the Oniverse was invited to join.
Broadcasting over the internet opened the class up to a much wider audience. The response was overwhelmingly positive and things quickly started to pick up speed.