2020 has taught many us many things, but all with one overarching lesson – we are one! We are one in facing a common challenge despite all our differences.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone – everywhere. We have all been challenged in some way or another – socially, politically, economically, in other words, emotionally, like never before.
Not only has 2020 challenged us, but it has most definitely changed us, be it positive attitudes, lockdowns, masks, digital explosion, and the implosion of travel. Many have had health challenges and both direct and indirect consequences of the virus. You could say we have been through it all.
The challenges and impact from COVID-19 will no doubt continue for the months and years to come. But we will remain one. We will remain one in dealing with these challenges and seeking out new opportunities. Of course, it will take time to defeat this virus and for normality to return. COVID-19 has taught us a simple, yet basic lesson. No matter how challenged and changed – we are still one!
So what does this lesson mean for Douglas OHI and the way we do business?
Douglas OHI truly is a company that acts as one – strong aligned values and driven by common goals. From shareholder, senior management team, middle management right the way through to our frontline workers. We all live by these set of values creating one language allowing us to deliver in one voice to our shareholders and the market.
Douglas OHI is a great place to work. Well led and resilient, aligned and one to cope with challenges and change. Douglas OHI is a place where a clear and purposeful unity drives sustainable solutions not just for the benefit of the company but also for the wider community.
Our journey began 40 years ago, but we are still learning, addressing challenges and seeking out new opportunities. We are driven to raise our competitiveness and our relevance for our markets and customers and for our employees and stakeholders.
We are relevant now and making sure this continues well into the future.
We have not been forced to take this journey – it is in our hands. We are in the driving seat.