Embracing the slow-down
One of the most significant changes he’s seen is a humanization of work as we all make the best of our last-minute home office situations. He believes that this is a crucial step to learning how to work post-COVID-19.
“This pandemic has humanized work,” he said. “I get on a call with a customer who’s trying to solve a problem with Quickbase, and they’re talking from their living room — mom and dad behind the scenes helping kids do homework at the table.”
Percoco believes this is a more profound and real way to work with people, getting down to the heart of what he and the world are doing. Getting to work with people in a moment of crisis as guards come down is something he hopes will stick around for a long time.
“I hope these are new habits we all have,” he said.
As he adjusts to life through social distancing and his experience with his customers, Percoco’s keeping perspective as he’s gotten into a new routine.
“I’m incredibly grateful to work here at Quickbase, and I’m incredibly inspired by my colleagues who have figured out a way to continue to do awesome work and stay dialed in…with home life going behind them,” he said.