At MDG we have adopted telecommuting as most things are adopted in life, with the urgency of a close deadline and where there was no room for procrastination. We had organised the remote system many months before but had hardly used it unless for the very extraordinary days we could not go to the office for medical reasons.
We started working from home overnight and were lucky to have all systems previously installed. Since the early beginning of our firm we were always concerned about adopting technology to our routines and investments in this field were done every year. It was our target for 2020 to become a digital firm, we could have never imagined a more radical launch.
But it is not just the technological structure that conditions a proper adaptation to telecommuting, it is also essential the cohesion and commitment of the team with the project. Working from home is a litmus test for the communication and productivity skills of any company.
After 4 weeks working from home, the balance so far could not be better, our levels of productivity haven`t been affected and the compromise of all the team, from managers to juniors has been remarkable. If there is something positive we get from the Covid-19 crisis, it is the record adaptation of our firm and the opportunity to confirm the level of engagement and commitment of the MDG team.