All around on the fir tops,
I saw golden lights sitting…
2020 was a special year, a year marked by ups and downs, hope and lockdowns. We look back on times of hardship and uncertainty.
The Corona pandemic was a great challenge for all of us — both professionally and privately. Once again, it has become clear how important the topic of digitalisation is. Be it for home schooling or home office — none of this would have worked without a reliable internet connection and functioning software. And, of course, we have also become aware of a great potential for expansion. We are glad that we as a company were very well prepared for this. Since almost every employee has his or her own laptop and has the appropriate tools for remote work via Microsoft Teams, we were able to quickly switch to the home or flex office and thus significantly reduce the risk of contagion in the office. In addition, we were able to create the possibility for employees with children to reconcile home schooling and work. One had to get used to seeing children doing their homework in the background of meetings. Did it harm the work activity? We don’t think so! Our employees even say that they were able to concentrate better on complex tasks at home and worked more efficiently. Definitely a reason for us to continue offering the flex office option next year.
The general uncertainty in the industry over the past year has also had an impact on our company — projects are being postponed, enquiries withdrawn, many customers are restless and unsettled. Assignments are becoming more short-term. The flexibility and agility of the QA team is in demand. No problem for us. Many thanks to our team for this willingness!
But cautious optimism is spreading towards the end of the year. Business is picking up again, budgets, projects and enquiries for the coming year are increasing. We are very happy about this, because it means we can look forward to the next year with confidence. And in general, at the end of the year, there is light at the end of the tunnel — the vaccine is ready for use and will ensure that the burden on the health system is reduced and the risk groups are protected!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff for their hard work and flexibility. Without your support, understanding and resourcefulness, we would not be doing as well as we are today. This cannot be taken for granted and we are really proud to be able to lead such a great team.
And of course we would also like to thank our customers and cooperation partners for the trust they have placed in us, the spirit of partnership and exciting joint projects. We are glad that all companies have made it through the crisis largely unscathed so far and are also looking positively towards 2021.
Let us try to bring the year to a calm and peaceful end. We wish our employees, our customers and cooperation partners as well as their families a blessed Christmas, relaxing days and a happy new year.
And most importantly: stay healthy!