Alley is committed to strengthening and growing our efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. We created a pledge to help hold us accountable to our goals while providing a way to track our progress. We also included several steps we plan to take to further this initiative internally and among partners
As we confront the current crisis as a company, there are two priorities on our minds: the health and safety of our team and continuity in the services we provide.
Since we are a fully remote company, we are extremely fortunate to be well-prepared for the current situation. Many of our employees already have established home offices and we have provided support to those who typically work in coworking spaces. Being remote, we have built intentional communication around our work presence into our company culture. Daily, we announce our comings and goings to one another within Slack and make our calendars visible to everyone. Today, team members are in the know regarding any changes to one another’s work schedules or capacity due to unplanned circumstances, such as changes to childcare and school schedules.
While we cannot predict the extent to which this crisis will continue to impact us as a community and as individuals, we are confident that our pre-existing remote work culture and agile processes have and will minimize any interruptions to our services.
While we continue to press forward with our commitments, we recognize that lockdowns and “safer at home” orders are impacting the work of our clients and partner organizations as never before. We want to provide as much support as we can. To that end, we’ve curated our best practices for remote work in a new series of blog articles, as well as a free ebook on the topic.
This is a very stressful time for all of us, but we will do our best to reduce that stress for you, our valued network of clients and partners. Come what may, we will continue to adhere to our values of quality, transparency, and accountability throughout 2020. Your work is in very good (well-washed) hands.
We are here for you. Please reach out if there is anything we can do.