COVER STORY: WORKING FROM HOME: Designer Jimmy Mistry,Chairman & Managing Director, Della Group

Have you adopted WFH? Is any department being shut off?

In our line, it is very difficult to Work From Home since there are no clear cut assignments. Design is a progressive job and we need to run through it. For the moment, we have asked everyone to not come to office and calling people in groups of two or three to minimise the human contact. Otherwise, WFH is happening for software development, ERP coders etc., who have their independent assignments. Some activities like ancillary and associated services are put on hold. The accounts team is doing some amount of work related to banking activities since size of the organisation is large with 2000 people across the globe as employees.

The finance and HR teams are doing their work from home. However, purely for design, it is really difficult to work. Apart from one project for which we are creating a presentation while working from home, rest all has been shut off by us. With time we will be in a better position to understand what is happening and the next course of action.

 Tips for maximising work potential during WFH

A number of collaborative tools are available now-a-days like video linking and Facetime, which have made working remotely a lot feasible. We are beginning to acclimatise ourselves to these tools of working and other studios must be doing the same. 

Any message to people who are unable to adopt WFH effectively?

Social distancing is the need of the hour and we must adhere to government guidelines in order to stop the spread of the virus. If we support our country in the right sense and spirit and curtail this disease, then we will be able to win the battle which the rest of the world failed to achieve.

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