In our current world of working from home, managing a team and keeping everyone engaged can be a challenge and this has been no different for the team at Secret Paradise.
Like many employees working in the tourism industry, a normal day at the office for the Secret Paradise guide team would be providing memorable guest experiences. This lack of social interaction together with the fact that they are no longer able to be out and about enjoying the natural environment has meant that adjusting to working from home has not been as easy task.
Secret Paradise informs that they realized very early on that working from home for the first time meant figuring out how to ensure the team stayed on task in a new environment that may not lend itself to their productivity. But as they have discovered there are ways to deliver results and avoid going stir-crazy!
Co-Founder, Ruth Franklin states that ‘communication and positivity has been key to keeping the team spirit alive’.
Tour Leader, Kokko Ibbe states, ‘ It is definitely hard not seeing colleagues personally and catching up over coffee. I miss being able to just jump into the ocean or share island life. Working from home is a new experience for us all and yes it has been challenging. But with the support of colleagues and with inspiring leadership we will come through this and we will all have learnt something from it’.