We are back at the Office

In March 2020 I wrote to you here about “We like to be together, but we chose not to be!” and I posted on this blog that our team would be 100% available but remotely, each one from their home.

Maria Cabral de Sousa
Sep 29 2021 • 2 min reading
We are back at the Office

We learned that “being a speaker on virtual stages is not easy” and found our role in this new digital model of online meetings, presentations and events. Themes such as “To be a change Agent” gained strength in a period when we were forced to rethink companies, redefine processes and reinvent relationships with new ways of communicating that impact the daily lives of people and companies.

In September 2021, a year and a half later, I am writing to you from my desk at Softway. From here I see our entire team in this modern and light-filled open space. I smile with the cross talks, the weekend stories, the coffee machine working and the smell of toast in the morning … they play darts after lunch and stop for a snack! … we're back and we did it all together!

Our world is digital, and we work in web, to web and for web every day. During the last year we activated dozens of websites with Designers, Developers and Account Managers working remotely and the team was strong and great in these challenging times. We know it works and how it works! …, but it was time to go back to the office, we missed the informal sharing of knowledge, the opinions on graphic models as we see them on each other's screens, we missed working side by side in the final stretch of a website, we missed informal chats without a scheduled call in which the solution so often arises. To continue to evolve as a team we had to come back!

We know that we will find a hybrid with a few days at the office and others at home and that we are all getting used to being together again, but I assure you that it is a pleasure to come back!

Back at the office our weekly blog, which has been on vacation for the last few weeks, is back too, and we are ready for the rentrée that always excites us so much.

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