The uncertainty and fear around the world not only affects us as a business, but also as humans. We’re focused on keeping our business moving forward, while taking the time to care for ourselves and our families. Some thoughts from our CEO and co-founder, Mariano.
The world has changed. We are now fighting a virus on a worldwide scale. Our priority as a global society is to slow down the spread of the virus with hygiene precautions and social distancing whenever possible. We also need to aid healthcare professionals as they care for the sick and support scientists working on medical solutions.
Yet, life goes on.
We first saw major business events being canceled or postponed, and we are now witnessing university campuses being shut down. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of workshops, meetings, and classes will shift to an online environment or get canceled altogether.
Here at MURAL, we are receiving thousands of new user requests per day. Naturally, people come to us looking for a digital workspace in which to collaborate, but our customers also need to improve how people work together remotely in complex creative problem-solving workshops, client engagements and other situations typically done in person.
Remote work (as an extreme mode of flexible work) has never been more vital for companies to stay alive. This unexpected global event has made clear to everyone that remote work is not only a cool work perk, it’s a key capability.
The good news is after the toughest times have passed, we will be more resilient as a people.
Remote work is part of our DNA, not just something our product enables, and is unto itself part of our mission and values. We have staff working remotely across six different time zones and continents around the world. Given our remote-first culture, we are not expecting any major business continuity problems of our own as long as we stay healthy.
Here are some extra measures we are taking, given the higher demand:
We understand change can be hard, and remote work feels very different when it’s your only option. We are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for our customers. To reinforce our commitment to provide the best experience to current and prospective members around the world, below is a summary of what we’ve offered to date in response to COVID-19:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For existing customers, please contact your Account Executive or Enterprise Transformation Manager directly.
We empathize with everyone around the world who is managing the uncertainties related to COVID-19 — it’s impacting all of us. It’s our goal to help ease any stress you may be feeling if you find yourself newly working from home and to keep business, schools, and organizations as productive as possible through this crisis.