How Kamya got Appraisal and Dream Trip during COVID-19 Lockdown?
No, Kamya is not from essential services like banks, media, or hospitals. She’s like any other citizen who is managing 21 days lockdown. Kamya is 30 years old, a travel freak, a sales manager with an MNC.
When the lockdown period was announced like others, she wasn’t also prepared. Moreover, her job is mostly in the field, so she never thought of this option in her dreams.
However, her positive approach came to her rescue. She set an example for all. Kavya was able to crack a targeted deal during this period of Coronovirus.
When the CEO interviewed Kamya through a video calling asking about her secret sauce.
Here’s what she has to say.
Kamya, first of all, congratulations, we would like to know
how you managed the Business uncertainties.
Thanks, Sam (CEO). Let me tell you it’s not as difficult as people think. Initially, I wasn’t sure, but then I analyze the current scenario with due diligence. Instead of getting panicked by coronavirus news and related economic crisis, I focused on my work.
Till the time we get coronavirus medication, it’s tough to
predict. At this point on 6th April 2020, I can say this too shall pass soon.
Well, Kamya, that’s indeed a very positive approach. I am
curious to know what precautions you are taking for staying safe from
Sam thanks for bringing this out. It is one of the primary and essential concerns for all. As you know, in India, there was a Janta curfew announced on 22nd March and lockdown from 23rd March. First of all, timely management and control by the government is a perfect approach.
Besides that, I have been following social distancing as
recommended by the leaders. At the same time, I am taking the utmost care of
hygiene. For groceries and other essential items, I am using home delivery
When I get the items, I disinfect it before consumption.
Also, given leave to all the domestic helps and newspapers without deducting
Wonderful. Now the most critical question that we all want to
know what your strategy of staying productive while working from home (WFH)
“After smiling answers”-
Let it be a secret unless I want competitors”. On a serious note, this can be easily possible if you stay focused on the work. All an employee or any other professional or even an entrepreneur needs is sincerity and commitment.
While I was WFH, I was collating the details of the clients. Approached them through the emails Skype or other online platforms. Since our products were available online, it was never a challenge to sell them. From my side, I ensured to bridge the communication with all in every possible fashion.
What support did you get from your seniors? At the same time,
how did you enhance your team morale?
For both, it was more or less a similar approach. We used to
have daily meetings on zoom and hangouts. There were two slots.
In the morning, there used to be a meeting between my seniors
and me. I used to have a webinar with all my team of 9 members in the evening.
It helped in keeping track of the performance of all and help us planned the
work in a better way.
Commendable, do you think WFH is a sustainable approach?
Yes, it has got great benefits. I prefer to continue on a
long terms basis. Not only will it control the pollution, but it will help in
managing the traffic as well. Needless
to say, with the right attitude, it will prove to be more fruitful as well.
You truly deserve to be the performer for the month? We are
delighted to give you an annual appraisal of 15% and promoting you to VP-Sales.
At the same time, we all know you are an avid traveler. So as an additional
incentive, we will sponsor your Europe trip whenever this Coronovirus is over.
Thanks a ton. In fact, Europe is one of the topmost destinations lying in my bucket list. Can’t resist sharing; I was heartbroken to hear about Coronavirus.
Not too sure if you know, I already planned my trip to South Europe for ten days in May. But of course, I had to cancel because of this pandemic. This incentive is undoubtedly an icing on the cake and is a good kick to stay more productive at work.
Well, Kamya, you deserve it. Last but not least, what’s your
advice to the failing businesses?
Sam, I would certainly say that that every business must have
a digital presence. At the same time, they must have digital products that can
act as a revenue model.
It was a story of Kamya if you would like to utilize this lockdown productively than follow her advice. If you are feeling lonely or bored during the weekend than join this online webinar- Solo Travellers Online Meetup.
One of them is happening this Sunday on 12th April. For joining it send the request by clicking at — Travel Solo and Smart.