Charlie Chaplin once told the audience a wonderful joke and had the audience in splits… Charlie repeated the same joke and only a few people laughed… He again repeated the same joke but this time no one laughed… Then he said these beautiful lines… “when you cannot laugh on the same joke again and again… then why do you cry again and again on the same worry.”

So if it’s time to find the silver lining in this collective cloud, let’s play the actors’ part in all-the-world’s-a-stage cliche… but this time not in an action thriller, but a more psychological drama, with an invisible villain, fewer cast but stunning visuals (thanks to the return of Mummy Nature) creating more plots and subplots and trying to get better with each situation, understanding the nuances of the challenges and getting on top of it.

Concerning work, while you may be trying to seamlessly integrate processes in the current situation, you are also working on your inner processing.  While we are all impacted by the lock-down, full or partial, I believe it is also a wonderful opportunity to connect, delve deeper into activities we have been wanting to undertake and make lemonade with the lemons.

So what are we doing differently during this time?

We’ve had our employees take up forgotten hobbies, taking a much-needed trip down memory lane. We realized that in between being a teenager who excelled in percussion and being a full-grown workaholic, life happened! Playing Monopoly, playing Pictionary like we are all Picasso’s of our kind and even playing the drums for that matter, are all things we blamed the lack of time for, and that we now have more of. It may even be a bitter pill to swallow that it took a pandemic for us to revisit our old hobbies and games.

Challenges

Currently, a challenge we are facing is that one of our prominent team members is unable to arrange a replacement for his MAC connector. Considering that even the shops in the locality do not have one, and we can’t get him one from the office due to the lock-down, we are still wondering how to resolve this. We will let you know how we deal with this in the forthcoming update. Any suggestions are welcome!

Learning

  • We’ve had some of the quietest members come up with brilliant solutions
  • Some of the most unassuming people rising to the occasion and displaying great leadership
  • Enhanced communication between teams and people resulted in a blend of quick fixes and off-the-cuff innovations, Amnet continues to deliver certainty, one day at a time!

Resilience is CONTAGIOUS…. spread it! So is humour…difficult to ignore some “pundemic” jokes that are being splashed around, like this one. The year 2020 went “viral” faster than anyone thought it would!

Stay safe and stay positive! We shall overcome, together!

Regards,

Aashish Agarwaal
Founder and Managing Director

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