In part two of our silver linings series, Xactly Chief Product Officer, Arnab Mishra shares his tips for adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Part II of our Silver Linings Series – a progression of blog posts and video clips highlighting our team’s perspectives, advice, and learnings as we all navigate this new normal – Chief Product Officer Arnab Mishra shares how he’s staying positive during these tough times.
While we are all dealing with the circumstances on an individual level, Arnab has seen one principle shine amid the chaos: community.
At work, his teams are showing empathy and embodying Xactly’s core values of customer focus, accountability, respect, and excellence more than ever before. They are proactively reaching out to customers to check in with them on a personal level and ask how Xactly can help. Internally, team members are coordinating virtual events like baby showers and watercooler sessions to retain Xactly’s tight-knit culture — despite physically being miles apart.
At home, Arnab is reaching out to neighbors through socially-distanced happy hours and reconnecting with old friends by way of virtual game nights. With business trips and office commutes on hold, he’s also finding extra time to spend with his family.
The work-life balance can be tricky to juggle right now, especially without a distinct line between home and work environments. Arnab’s advice is this: create a physical separation between your home and office spaces, and establish clear boundaries with your team regarding working hours.
There’s never been a better time to connect with and spread kindness to those around you. Drawing inspiration from Arnab, make it a point to reach out to someone within your community, whether it’s a colleague, client, relative, neighbor, or friend. Fostering real, human relationships is harder than ever in this environment — but it’s also more important than ever.
To hear more about Arnab’s perspective and advice, watch the video below.
Stay tuned, more Xactly silver linings are on the way! In the meantime, check out Part I of our silver linings series from Chief Customer Officer, Bernie Kassar.