The Corona pandemic is a global trauma that has cost millions of lives and left no one unaffected. The world of businesses has of course been fundamentally affected as well with mega trends being massively accelerated by the global population adapting to lock-downs and regulations put in place to get the pandemic under control.
|As an ed-tech company, we have been fortunate to see increased interest in our product during the pandemic, being able to support schools globally with the unprecedented challenge of continuing teaching and learning whilst being fully remote. We have continued to grow at the trajectory that awarded us with 13th place in Deloitte’s recognition “Sweden Technology Fast 50” last year.|
Still, the pandemic has challenged us in finding new ways of working and of taking care of our employees. Remote origami, painting, yoga, gym sessions, virtual lunches, mindfulness, pub quizzes and other activities have replaced office gatherings. This has been especially important for the 50% of the Kognity team that has relocated to Sweden to join Kognity, not having been able to travel to see friends and family in their home countries during the pandemic. While this only goes so far in breaking the feeling of isolation, we are set on doing what we can to maintain our strong company culture and make sure all Kognites feel cared for.
Kognity’s vision is to radically improve learning for the world’s 1.5 billion students and since improving education globally can’t wait, all Kognites work incredibly hard to realise the vision as soon as we can. On top of that, most people work more hours when being remote, and have challenges switching off from work, adding to the challenges already presented by offices being closed and travelling being banned.
As a symbolic, but important, gesture to help Kognites recover, we are on Monday April 19 taking a full-day off to recharge – no Slack, no emails and no phone calls. There is no agenda, no musts. Improving global education will just have to wait. One day. On April 20 we continue our journey towards radically improved learning for the world’s 1.5 billion students.
Do you want to join us? Read more here.