How Co-Workers Are Staying Connected While They Work from Home
Before the pandemic disrupted daily life, coworkers were, and remain, a source for daily human interaction. Now with countless employees at home to work remotely, our employees across the country are finding creative ways to connect with their colleagues. And with that, we asked Whitney Lutley, a media consultant for Cox Media in Mobile, AL, to share her story with us as we all strive to embrace the new normal.
By Whitney Lutley
Hi, my name is Whitney and I have been with the Cox family for two years. A day in the life of a Media Consultant is different every day. We are creative marketing professionals skilled in relationship management, public speaking, negotiation, and leadership. In my work week, I am putting together targeted marketing campaigns that will drive results and reach business goals. I also meet with local and regional business owners and marketing directors to discover opportunities to help them with their marketing efforts.
When the work-from-home order was announced, at first, I was not very excited about the announcement because I enjoy communicating with people in person. Most of my day-to-day involved meeting new clients and building relationships. However, I have been able to quickly adjust to our new normal!
Now, more than ever, this change opened the door to more personal conversations and a deeper connection with my clients who welcome frequent phone calls and virtual video chats. The experience has been great, and I’ve learned new perspectives, too.
My team has also embraced our new normal. The culture at Cox Media has been genuine and welcoming since day one and the leaders thoroughly live the Cox brand by setting an example.
We host a biweekly, virtual cocktail hour on Fridays and during this time we have banned discussion about work. We only talk about personal updates and any funny stories we have experienced during the quarantine.
Although working from home has made me miss our very diverse office, I’m glad that we always look out for one another and treat each other like family. While we can’t do office potlucks or dessert tastings, I do enjoy cooking at home. I also love to dance and doing them both at the same time is my hidden talent.
Cooking was a trait that was passed down from my grandfather who was a great chef. Before the pandemic, my schedule was super busy with school and work, so I wasn’t always motivated to try new recipes. All of that has changed with working from home, and I have the freedom to try those complicated recipes that need extra time to prepare.
Cox Media has given me all the reason and motivation to continue to grow with the company and strive towards ultimate success. Cox is by far the best company to work for and I am looking forward to what the next chapter holds.
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