I’m not a bad cook. But I’m no Emeril either. And thanks to COVID-19, I’m in a position where I’m cooking now more than ever.
Mainly I’ve been focused on trying to eat healthy, keeping meals interesting, and making sure that none of it goes to waste.
Project-managing and working with colleagues waaaasssnn’t exactly easy before the crisis. So I’m imagining that for most of us, things feel much trickier.
I can happily spend hours working alone in a spreadsheet. And I have! But there’s an undeniable satisfaction that comes with being able to work with a bunch of people, to achieve an important outcome for your org and your mission. When that happens, it’s a great feeling.
And when that doesn’t? It’s usually a hiccup somewhere in the coordination.
Gang. I know this is not the time to feel frustrated about the little things.
The world is going through an unprecedented moment of danger, grief, and loss. Our essential workers and first responders are doing some of the hardest work of their lives. We all know someone, personally or through loved ones, who is struggling or already lost to the coronavirus. Not to mention all the people we know who have taken severe hits financially, having lost their livelihoods one way or another.
A lot of us Salesforce peeps are shifting our org strategy right now. For good reasons.
But while we’re getting into crisis-response-mode for our orgs, it may be worth evaluating how we’re personally handling things too. What can we be doing as Salesforce professionals to either develop further, build connections, or just plain distract ourselves from the chaos that’s currently happening?
Everyone’s in rapid response mode right now.
Nonprofits are scrambling to keep their programs running. On a personal level, many of us are bracing for what’s to come with this pandemic. So it’s really no surprise that the org database is the last thing on anyone’s mind…except for us.
By “us”, I mean anyone who leads on data or systems thinking for a nonprofit: database coordinators, Salesforce admins, accidental admins, data managers, and the lot.
If all this corona chaos is making you rethink your office job, you may now be part of a very large club.
Remote work has grown more popular in recent years. Personally, I don’t know that it’s my preference. Still, none of us imagined that being able to work from home could mean the difference between making a living or being unemployed. Or getting sick.
And yet, that’s the reality so many of us are living today.