By: Sean Grogan
In the last few weeks, we have all experienced a new weight in our lives and many of us are struggling with how to carry it. For me personally, I never felt how far away from home I was until this Pandemic hit. While I have worked in a remote setting for several years, and moved away from the New York City Region in which I was born and proudly raised in, I have never felt the distance more than I have these last two weeks. The confusion and uncertainty that has rocked many people these last few weeks is enough to rattle even the strongest of us. We are all overcoming our own personal obstacles, whether it’s the physical distance from your day-to-day routine or the emotional distance you are feeling from those you love and care about. We want you to know- You Are Not Alone.
Even in these difficult times, we remain united in our support and care for one another. It is important now, more than ever, to pick each other up. No one can carry the weight of this on their own, but little actions will help alleviate that weight piece by piece every day. We need to reach out to see how a friend or a loved one is doing, not because it is expected of us, but because it wasn’t before. We need to communicate with each other more, so we don’t allow the social distancing to feel more than it really is. We need to utilize the amazing tools we take for granted every day to re-shape the way we relate with our friends, our families, our teachers and our co-workers. Ultimately, we need to show that while we may bend under the weight of uncertainty at times, we will not break.
While it may feel difficult at the moment, we must continue to keep our eyes on the horizon. Even when we are most afraid, it’s important to remember that courage only emerges in the face of fear. What courage looks like right now may be different from what we are used to seeing. Courage may be a parent splitting their time between conference calls and Spanish lessons. Courage may be talking with a brother or sister who is quarantined, alone, and reassuring them you are with them every step of the way. Courage IS being concerned about the well-being of everyone around us, regardless of their relationship to us. Courage IS stepping up to do the right thing, even when no one notices you did anything at all.
With this in mind, my team at Syssero and I want to empower each and every one of you to be courageous in your own way. We want to give you the time to spend with your family when every minute can feel like it carries the weight of the world. We want to give your company the financial support it needs at a time when revenue and profits come second to well-being and personal support. For any interested Workday customer, Syssero is offering a discounted rate for any Federal or State mandated configuration updates to your system. We know there is enough uncertainty out there today; let your Workday Environment be one thing you are certain about.
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