16 March 2020
With the outbreak of COVID-19 affecting businesses all around the world, AMC’s COVID-19 Team has been closely monitoring the situation and adapting to the rapidly changing conditions. We are committed to playing our part in reducing the risk of people being exposed and containing the spread of the virus. This includes holding all meetings remotely where possible and enabling at-risk staff to work from home to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19*. While the health and safety of all AMC employees and clients is our number one priority, business continuity is also a priority.
At AMC, it is business as usual and we are focused on helping our clients to solve problems by delivering successful projects. We are fortunate to have the ability for 100% of our staff to work from home and attend all meetings via Skype. This, along with a strong remote work culture due to the flexible working arrangements we offer our staff and the global nature of our project teams, has meant that our staff has been able to apply self-isolation procedures where appropriate without any disruptions to our work.
We are working hard to maintain the high levels of collaboration that exist when our staff is in the office through initiatives like a once a week lunchtime catch-up via Skype, Friday night drinks via Skype, and birthday celebrations via Skype. In addition, our project managers are working with clients to ensure project delivery in the context of COVID-19 and finding solutions to any concerns they may have.
As this virus and the world’s response to the virus continue to evolve and more information is published by the World Health Organization and Government sources, AMC’s policies and procedures may change, and additional measures may be applied. Our COVID-19 Team will meet at the end of each week to review the evolving situation, the current policies and procedures and discuss any required changes. More frequent meetings and communications will occur if required.
We thank our staff and clients for their support in implementing the above measures that will assist in the containment of COVID-19 while maintaining business as usual.
Managing Director and CEO, AMC Consultants
*Update 27 April 2020: All AMC staff are currently working from their virtual offices to comply with national and state/provincial government measures.