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May 01, 2020

Recovering Balance at Home and Work

Dear valued customer,

Four months ago today we each raised a glass and shouted “Happy New Year!” Little did we know what was to come.

This year has brought with it many challenges that none of us could have anticipated during that moment of celebration. Clearly some have been affected directly by COVID-19 in a heartbreaking battle of life and death. The rest of us face lesser challenges of uncertainty, fear, disruption of plans, and finding balance.

Balance in Life

Let’s start with the ever elusive “balanced diet.” Who would ever have imagined that eating out less could cause the number displayed on our digital scales to move in the wrong direction? Many of us are learning an important lesson that some of you have already figured out: deciding between eating out and eating at home is less important than balancing nutrition with exercise.

For some, the global crisis has led to a personal financial crisis, where expenses have grown out of balance with income. This challenge is real and widespread, but our hope is that it is also short-lived. A swift economic rebound can restore this balance, helping many households recover from having “too much month at the end of the money.”

And then there’s the disruption to our social balance. Extroverts with a large appetite for social engagement are understandably craving personal connection, but even the introverts among us are realizing their genuine need for human interaction that cannot be satisfied by pets.

Balance at Work

Remember attempting to strike the right balance between working in the office and working from home? Better yet, remember calculating your eligible “paid time off” while planning your long overdue vacation? Surely the second half of 2020 will witness an imbalance of vacations due to our inability to travel during the first half of the year.

The proverbial difficulty of balancing time at work versus time with family still exists, but now the struggle takes place between two rooms in the same residence rather than between one’s work address and one’s home address.

For some, the reduced volume of business is out of balance with the size of your workforce, and you’re having to make difficult decisions as a result. Others of you are having the opposite problem and you’re rapidly hiring to meet the increased demands. Delicately balancing business risks against anticipated market stability or growth is especially challenging during an unprecedented event like the one playing out right now.

In view of the complex and multifaceted imbalances you might be facing today, OneSource Virtual wants you to know that we’re here for you.

And in many cases, we can help.

Our job is to make your day more doable, freeing you up to focus on the core business of your company—work that you know better than anyone else. Many of the tasks that are not part of your core business are, in fact, part of our core business—work that we know better than anyone else. If there are any specific ways we can serve you, please reach out to your OSV partner resource to let us know.

Closing Thoughts

Any illusion of balance we once enjoyed has been radically disrupted in almost every category. Are you struggling with balance in the workplace? We can help. Our services span the entire Workday lifecycle, so we have the expertise you need right now. Let us know how we can help make your day more doable.

Thank you for placing your trust in OSV. You remain at the center of everything we do.

About OneSource Virtual

OneSource Virtual (OSV) is the Workday partner that has helped more than 1,300 companies with everything from deployment to maintenance to payroll and more—all to make the day more doable. Founded in 2008, OSV pioneered Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and has become the leading provider of automated solutions for organizations of all sizes using Workday, delivering services with unparalleled choices, unwavering commitment, and uncompromising care. OneSource Virtual’s global headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, with additional locations across North America and Europe. OneSource Virtual: let’s make the day more doable. Find your company’s solution at www.onesourcevirtual.com.