COVID-19: MD Andy Patrick on life at Ometis during the pandemic
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MD Andy Patrick on life at Ometis during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: 9th July 2020, 11:58 am

COVID-19 has impacted many businesses in a variety of ways. Here at Ometis, our staff have been working from home since the beginning of lockdown, before our recent announcement that this would become permanent.

While this was a move accelerated by the pandemic, it was a decision taken in mind of the best interests of our customers and employees. Ometis Managing Director Andy Patrick expanded on this in a recent interview with IsoNation.

‘We made the decision a couple of months ago that everyone works from home from the following Monday, and on that Monday morning everything was seamless,’ Andy said. ‘We’d got all of the technology and infrastructure in place and, I won’t say it was business as usual, but we could operate.

‘It’s mainly the social element we miss about being in the office – being able to interact with each other, both about work and just having a bit of fun.’

We’re proud of the workplace culture we have here at Ometis and Andy also spoke of how he wants to encourage as much social activity as possible going forward.

‘When we’re able to meet up properly, we will make sure that all of the staff are involved and we can turn it into a bit of a social,’ Andy added. ‘So far we’ve been having three hangout sessions per week where people can jump on a call and have a bit of a chat.

‘We try to keep it away from being work-related and we often do things like quizzes competitions to bring that competitive edge – there might even be more interaction now than when we were in the office.’

You can watch Andy’s interview in full below.

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