With the ongoing effects that COVID-19 has brought to the world, many companies have shifted toward what is now considered “The World’s Largest Work from Home Experiment” and are trying to navigate the journey of a fully distributed workforce. At Cognizant Softvision, this new reality is nothing new to us – we’ve been mastering this for decades. Built on agile distributed team efficiency, crafted to drive positive business outcomes, globally, our Virtual Pods is in our DNA. In this Faces of Virtual Pods series, hear first hand stories and insights from the Virtual Pod members that are delivering and engineering software products – from all over the world.
“Working in a virtual environment and being part of a virtual community makes me learn things about my team and myself. We are developing and improving soft skills such as communicating and get to know each other outside of just meetings. We’re perfecting the notion of being flexible (between work and non-work duties) or managing our tasks and time.We’ve learned that not all meetings have to be formal, as we need to have our priorities, but we also need to make time for casual conversations, turning on the camera and if the time is right, a time to connect and be funny.
If there was a downside to working in a virtual environment, perhaps it’s that we don’t feel the need to shave or brush our hair often, but that could definitely be a plus for others.”