ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED
Anmol and Barkha say it is important to ask for help if you need it.
“You should be in regular contact with your team leader.” If the tech isn’t working, or there are other issues it is really important to speak up.
Anmol welcome the opportunity to be part of the working at home trial. He had recently returned to work after undergoing successful treatment for leukaemia.
“I could get so many things done, because I was saving about two hours a day of travel time” said Anmol. “It meant I could spend more time with my family, and I felt my energy levels were higher at the end of the day.”
Barkha agrees, saying “I became more organised, more relaxed, it saved my travel time, and that time I could spend with my two children.”
Since the lockdown they are spending even more time together. Barkha says routine is important for the entire family.
“They have their live streaming classes, dance and music. In their breaks they help with the household chores, like dishes and cleaning. Our little team effort keeps the house clean all the time. We play indoor card games, plenty of baking and cooking together and watching Netflix movie almost every night. It’s a perfect work life balance with lots of love and being for each other at this difficult time.”
New Zealand’s banks have been designated an essential service. That means ANZ is continuing to provide cash and ATM services, hardship and lending support, as well as supporting our most vulnerable customers.
To help make this happen many staff are now working remotely.
“We have had to quickly change the way we work to support our customers” said ANZ NZ Chief Executive Antonia Watson.
“I am really proud of the way our staff have adapted over the past couple of weeks, and worked as a team to make this happen.
For example, without the hard work of our Technology team we would not have 90% of the contact centre staff working from their homes.”
Some of the branch staff have also stepped in to assist the contact centre team in helping customers who are in hardship.
Customer behaviour is changing, and staff have had to adapt.
“The Contact Centres are seeing more enquiries during the core part of the day and then falling away in the afternoon."
"We are working with our people to move duties to accommodate this demand.”
“What we are all doing at ANZ makes a real difference for fellow Kiwis and the country. We should all be proud of each other.
These aren’t easy times, and it’s important we all look out for each other in what is likely to be more a marathon than a sprint.”