If I told you in 2019 instead of Bitcoin being the hottest worldwide currency in 2020 that toilet paper and hand sanitizer would be, would you have believed me? Many of us were excited to forge into the “Roaring 20’s”, but few believed that meant repeating a 1920’s-esque global pandemic and struggling stock market.
Our team here at Summit is working to stay one step ahead of the COVID-19 outbreak (also known as the Coronavirus ). The leadership of the company is supporting and embracing a remote working policy for our office staff and we remain committed to smart social distancing for our field staff. This challenge to our planet will force us to think and act differently to continue to deliver on our clients’ expectations. So far, the response of each employee has contributed to Summit remaining open for business. Operating in these uncharted waters may have you asking:
Our field-based staff function in a variety of diverse roles, serving many types of clients across multiple geographies. Field technicians, surveyors, construction managers, and many others make their hay in the fresh air and sunshine, so here are a few tips to ensure we all work safely and help stop the spread of the virus:
For Summit team members who work in an office setting, our business relies heavily on a high degree of collaboration. Even though most of us are not sitting in an office next to our teammates, our collaboration must persist and be better than ever during this time. If you’re a first-timer or a veteran of the remote working strategy, here’s a few tricks to make the most of your work day:
Thanks to our IT team, Summit is now monitoring all Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and cable TV accounts for our staff to make sure you are all still working (KIDDING! Just wanted to make sure you were still reading.) “Safe and efficient” remains our mantra. We want each of you to safely navigate this trying time for our world while still being able to create value for our clients and your Summit team members. If you need any support during this period, Summit’s IT and HR departments stand ready to help. We look forward to an already bright 2020 once COVID-19 becomes Coron-adios.
Patrick Cummings, PE
For almost twenty years, Patrick has developed and delivered both large commercial and industrial projects around the world. Project management is at the core of his DNA. Whether he is driving Summit to a new market, a new project or a new client, Patrick works hard to get everyone there successfully. When he’s not in the office, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family outdoors (or indoors recently), golfing, and volunteering with the Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association.