Operating in the new normal

For Vifor Pharma our patients are at the centre of our business and our plans centre on ensuring we continue to deliver the medicines they need to live healthier and better lives. At the heart of this of course is ensuring business continues in the most efficient and effective way during this period.

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly spreading across the globe, Vifor Pharma has rolled out remote working, which will become the new normal for many of us for a while.

We have pulled together a short list of simple things we have started to do, to keep others in our focus – both for our colleagues and for our friends and family, too:

  • Have a virtual group chat or coffee break with colleagues, team members, friends with each other 1 or 2 times per week.
  • Encourage frequent interactions – between colleagues, friends or family members. Staying connected is valuable to all of us.
  • Be interested. Call or use social media to check in with colleagues, team members, friends how they are feeling and share your own stories.
  • Encourage people to “turn off” from work – take the opportunity to read a book, chat to someone or just relax.

Our Learning & Development teams have been creating many webinars such as “How to Effectively Run Remote Meetings”, “Managing Performance Remotely”, and “The Psychology of Remote Working” for our employees to familiarise with the new normal.

There is so much we can do to anticipate and help each other to maintain wellbeing in the coming weeks. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below. Stay well!