A little over a year ago we got together with customers and partners in Hamburg, Germany, for our “Geht nicht, gibt’s nicht” event. We so enjoyed the opportunity this meeting of the minds gave us to imagine what limitless scalability could look like for our customers. We ended last year’s festivities inspired by the discussions around scalability and full of ideas for how to make our 2020 event even better.
But nobody could predict what 2020 would bring, and as with most businesses around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to postpone the in-person events we’d planned. We’re sad to say our 2020 “Geht nicht, gibt’s nicht” is among those we’ve had to call off for now.
We’ve got our eye on 2021 for our next in-person event with our customers and partners. For those in the mood to reminisce, here’s a short video from last year’s event.
In the meantime, we’ve been working hard to help our customers maintain operations in the midst of a pandemic that has halted operations for so many organizations. We’re proud to report that our crowdsourcing customers have not experienced a single pandemic-related issue.
Word seems to be spreading. Lately, we’ve fielded a lot of calls from companies hoping to triage critical work while they rebuild their workforce. We’ve also been hearing from those preparing for a different way of working once we’ve recovered from the pandemic.
Forrester predicts the pandemic will expedite efforts to achieve adaptive workforces “fueled by automation and composed of digital and human labor.” Similar to automation, crowdsourcing is an ideal component of a risk mitigation and business resiliency strategy. By dividing work among remote workers, crowdsourcing is providing relief to companies that have outsourced critical business functions to countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We can’t know what the future holds, but we’re grateful to help our customers through this challenging time. Read more about crowdsourcing as part of a business continuity plan.
Stay tuned for details about the next “Geht nicht, gibt’s nicht” in 2021 and most importantly: stay safe.