Bad luck or misfortune can strike at any time and this can be especially hazardous for anyone running a small business. One important lesson I learned from a flood that nearly destroyed our entire office. We were depressed and forced to relocate to a co-working spot at Gravity, a couple blocks away.
- I work with the Redii.com team – in the office most days… supporting them in creating great productive workplace cultures for our clients… I love this work.
- By the time I got to the city the troops had rallied at the café across the road. We went back upstairs to the office to see that the ceiling had caved in and everything completely sodden and filthy. It was a case of ‘grab’ your few personal things, everything was lost – we had to go.
- At Redii, one of our small perks is that you get an extra’s day leave for your birthday. Of course, we use our own Redii platform to make sure we deliver this to each team member seamlessly. Thank goodness we have automated birthdays, reminders and gift delivery through our platform because Redii.com sent me a message to say, ‘it was my EA’s birthday’. In all this chaos it ‘might have’ been forgotten…
“I made one phone call to Risk to Business from the car on the way to the city, and they had located a co-working space for us at Gravity a few blocks away – the team and I trudged along, carrying what we could. The folks at Gravity had an area set aside for us that we could stay in until December… by 10.00am the laptops were open and we were back in business, supporting our clients.”