March 16, 2020
In the extraordinary time of Coronavirus disease outbreak, both our personal lives and business get affected. Not every sector can keep their business-as-usual operations, and this is true even in the tech world.
The good news is, we are in a perfect position to adapt quickly. Here, at Monterail, we are putting extra effort to provide security to our employees and clients’ projects, as recommended by McKinsey.
"All our team members are safe working from home. Operations have been uninterrupted thanks to quick reaction from a designated response team."Szymon Boniecki Co-CEO
To keep our employees safe, we’ve decided to lock our office down until the situation clears out. To take care of our clients’ projects, we’ve made sure that everyone from Monterail has everything necessary for efficient work. The remote-first paradigm, which we’ve been working to adopt for some time, is especially helpful in current circumstances.
There are a number of steps a company can take to apply the remote-first approach, and there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe. Nevertheless, we’d like to share good practices that allowed us to keep business continuity even during such an unforeseen situation as we experience today.
Without the tech, it would be virtually impossible for us to keep delivering value to our customers.
Here are the tools and practices that enable us to keep working with unchanged efficiency:
"Making sure your cash flow and overall finances are stable is one of the top priorities for every business now. Because we are self-funded and we want to keep growing organically, we’ve been rather prudent about our finances. We’ve put equal emphasis on building a backup capital as well as investing in growth."Bartosz Rega Co-CEO
There are also a couple of other things we’re doing to keep our finances stable:
Because remote-first was our strategic pillar before the outbreak of Covid-19, we had some time to plan and prepare for such a transition. Here’s what we did to make it quick and efficient:
On Thursday 12th, we made a decision to close our office for the following 2 weeks or longer if the epidemiological risk doesn’t pass until then. Soon after, the government decided to close the boarder, and we were fully prepared to do our work remotely.
Here’s how we managed the change efficiently:
These days, like always, we put great effort into ensuring that we deliver meaningful software to our clients. We are prepared to keep the usual development velocity and work efficiently as a remote team and we’re ready to go the extra mile to help their businesses operate in this tough time.
This is how we ensure that:
These guidelines and actions help us ensure that both our team members and our clients’ projects are healthy and taken care of. We constantly keep ourselves informed and ready to adjust our ways of operating if need be.
However, as for now, it’s business as usual.