Plymouth Business Gives Glimpse of Workplace Life Post-Pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic began more than a year ago, workers had to adjust to working from home.
At Nonin Medical in Plymouth empty desks and quiet halls are no longer an unfamiliar sight. About 80% of Nonin employees have been working remotely since the start of the pandemic.
Nonin Medical is leading global provider of OEM solutions in pulse and regional oximetry.
Vice President of Global Marketing Christine Horton said in the last year, the company found working remotely had no affect on productivity.
“There’s been a lot of benefits to working remotely,” said Horton. “You don’t get ready in the same way, maybe it doesn’t take up much of your time…less travel. All of those things allow you to focus more on the work at hand and the business that needs to get done.”
Furthermore, the flexible working spaces allowed families to have a work life balance.
“Working parents that are in remote locations are my new superhero,” said Horton. “The fact that they were able to be productive and balanced in taking care of their families during all of this is amazing”
Brikelle Thompson, Nonin Medical’s Sr. Director of Human Resources said going forward, employees can choose where they want to work, even when it’s safe to come back.
“Staying in that flexible space is really what’s best for the business and best for employees,” said Thompson. “We want to stay adaptive, recognize what the needs of individuals and how to best include individuals into the work.”
As Nonin Medical, staff look forward to life after COVID, they say the journey has strengthened communication and the work dynamic.