These are incredibly difficult times, and both our personal and working lives are set to be extraordinarily different for at least the next few months. There will be many challenges ahead, but together we can help to build resilience and support each other in our respective endeavours.
We saw the strength that housing providers can draw from each other just last month at our Housing Technology Conference 2020; it was a very busy event, with some great feedback, especially about the importance of peer-to-peer meetings.
Our 2020 conference was just days before government’s announcements regarding social distancing, travel and working from home so we have since set up a free-to-all blogging service: www.housing-technology.com/news. This is your space where you can share your tips, best practices, ideas, recommendations and so on of using technology to mitigate the effects of the outbreak on your staff and tenants.
We’d really welcome any advice or experiences you’d like to share to help your peers (and vice versa) in the Housing Technology community; if you’ve done or are doing something technology-related (big or small, simple or complex – it’s all useful) as a direct response to the coronavirus and think that your peers would benefit from your experience or knowledge then we’d like to help you share it via the blog.
There will be a lot to cope with over the next few months, not least trying to find a balance between working conditions, reaching out to colleagues, tenants and suppliers, and establishing new routines at home. The Housing Technology team will be posting ideas and articles on the blog from time to time to reflect the times we are in. Keeping in touch digitally will become more vital than ever so please share your tips and idea on the blog: www.housing-technology.com/news.
So along with supporting each other through this crisis, we recommend the following tips: maintain a routine; keep your distance from others; stay connected digitally; prioritise your health; eat a balanced diet; and keep moving.
Please stay in touch and take care.
George Grant, CEO, Founder & Publisher, Housing Technology