You ever find yourself trying to explain something technical to someone, and feeling as if you’re speaking another language?
Good. So it’s not just me.
Being in a technical role, and the only person who understands some parts of that tech, means I get the job of explaining to people why things work the way they do. I’m a nerd about bringing people into my work, so I’m happy to do it.
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.
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?
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.