A quick insight into life inside NetMotion as we grapple with the same quarantine challenges as many other global organizations.
What better way to start the week than to have an email from your CEO, with a subject line boldly proclaiming that ‘dinner is on NetMotion’? It was likely the cause of a little skepticism when that email arrived inside employees’ inbox – with many wondering if it was some kind of phishing email or scam. Fortunately, it wasn’t.
It’s a small measure with only a minor financial impact, but when most organizations are looking for ways to save money, it’s an important and meaningful gesture to be actively encouraging the opposite.
I want to say thank you for pulling together these past few weeks to support our customers and each other during this stressful time. I’ve seen so much great communication and collaboration amongst all of you on Teams, Webex, email, and over the phone. It’s times like these that really highlight what a great culture we have, and why I’m so proud of our team.
That’s just part of the message broadcast unexpectedly from NetMotion CEO, Christopher Kenessey. CK, as he is more commonly known, went on to acknowledge how hard it can be for people to transition from an office to a remote working environment, especially when factors like home-schooling for children are added into the mix. This has definitely been a challenging time for almost everyone, so it’s easy to become frustrated and even a bit stir-crazy trying to adapt to the new normal.
A culture that gives back
In this author’s opinion NetMotion has an amazingly positive corporate culture, so although getting an email about a free dinner wasn’t a surprise, it was still a very welcome respite from all the bad news out there right now. What wasn’t expected was how much of a conversation starter this proved to be. An enjoyably large number of NetMotion employees began posting photos of their meals with their families – a touching reminder that although there is an unmistakeable physical separation, ultimately everyone is in this together to help our customers, and are there to look out for one another.
On a positive note, many of the restaurants and cafés that we would normally frequent have been struggling to stay in business. By ordering a meal for employees and their families, it’s a measure to support them and their staff even in a small way. (If you want some tips on how to support your local restaurant and businesses without leaving home, here’s an example.)
Keep doing what you’re doing to support our customers and each other. Stay healthy. Stay safe.”Christopher Kenessey, CEO, NetMotion
That’s a message that everyone at NetMotion (and beyond) can get behind. Follow our Instagram or other social accounts to keep up with life inside NetMotion. If you think this sounds like the kind of workplace culture that would match your personality, take a look at our careers page.