“Great things in business are never done by one person; they are done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
After a crazy 18 months we are thrilled to have the whole team back working together in the office.
We had a phased return back to the office and feel lucky to have a lovely spacious office so we could keep our distance when needed. We also have a separate meeting for any meetings with clients or training meaning we could eventually have clients back in whilst also not breaking the social distancing rules.
Offering flexibility has always been one of our key values so the transition to working from home was easy for most of the team members and we continue to offer flexible working. We did find that whilst some of the team loved working from home, others struggled to juggle home schooling and partners being at home, whilst trying to work and were keen to get back into the office.
The last 18 months have not gone without hurdles – team members working remotely, providing support to colleagues and clients, working with new clients over zoom but we found a way around all the challenges. One of our team started work with us, as a bookkeeper, a couple of months before lockdown so didn’t have many opportunities to work and learn from us before having to work from home so we were pleased to have the option of using the furlough scheme.
Teamwork is absolutely essential in the work environment as we all spend a large proportion of our life at work. At Your Support Team we are there to cover for each other during holidays, illness or at busy times. We don’t want the business to suffer just because one of the team is off. We are also there to look out for other and support each other.
The team has changed in the last couple of months. We have had gained 2 new members of staff bringing us to a team of 8. Our latest 2 members have joined us since the easing of lockdown, so we have been fortunate to be able to train them face to face.
We all have different personalities, opinions and strengths but when you have the right mix of people and skills brought together, the results can be amazing. We just love having the team back together and having clients back in the office, the office feels like a hive of activity again and we hope it continues.
If we can be of any assistance with your bookkeeping needs, please do get in touch.