When facing unexpected, uncharted territory or circumstances, we find the best approach is to stay positive, stay connected, get creative, and forge on. You could definitely say that’s what the Rapid7 team did at the dawn of COVID-19 in March 2020. Upon news of our temporarily closed global office spaces to ensure employee health and safety, we made the quantum leap to a remote world and workplace and left behind our multi-screened desks, in-person Insight Coffees, suite-style mother’s rooms, snack walls, teas and coffees prepared by our in-house baristas, onsite IT help desks, live conversations with coworkers in our open concept-style offices, and much, much more.
In typical Rapid7 fashion, our global team rose to the challenge and seamlessly adapted to this new world; internal microsites were immediately established with COVID-19 and office access updates, our “Customer First” commitment remained at the forefront of our global initiatives, monthly global Town Halls took on a weekly cadence, our new hire onboarding went digital, #gardening, #cooking, #R7peloton, and #alonetogether slack channels arose, and new ways of global engagement and connectivity took form (as seen below).
🦌 Financial allotment for WFH setup
🦌 Global days off to unplug, rest, and recharge
🦌 Remote-led meditation and yoga
🦌 Filmed our Moose Manifesto video
🦌 Cameo messages to our moose from celebrities
🦌 Weekly, 60 second “Never Done” employee talent video series
🦌 Friday Concert Series highlighting guests and our own Moosicians
🦌 Remote #Rapid7GivesBack participation
🦌 Insight Coffee with Executive team
🦌 Weekly Slack emoji, funmoji, quizmoji unscrambling tasks (a list of emojis is presented in Slack and they must be unscrambled into phrases or sentences)
🦌 Daily Lunchtime Trivia in Slack with a $25 (or country equivalent) donation to organization of choice
🦌 Slack Giphy Q/A (question posed asking for Giphy responses only)
🦌 Daily “Lunchtime Chats” on Slack (Q/A about any particular topic)
Together, our ambition to #ImpactTogether, our ability to #BringYou to work, our devotion to being #NeverDone, our commitment to always #ChallengingConvention in any situation, and our dedication to #BeingAnAndvocate for ourselves, our customers, and our fellow moose, helps us continue to lay the foundation for this new bridge and help each other cross it as #OneMoose. No matter what the future has in store for our organization or our world, we’re committed to remaining an integral part of the cybersecurity landscape, the best possible partner to our customers, an incredible place for our moose to work, and an organization that takes any challenge head on.