Hi, my name is Andrew Weltchek. I’m a partner with the law firm of Cohen, Hochman, and Allen. I represent individuals and businesses who own property in New York City and have problems. They may need to close a deal, negotiate an agreement, resolve a dispute or have some other problem that I could help them with.
Today, the question before the house is, what are we doing here? And who are we doing it with and how are we doing it? I had a long chat with a friend who is in the outsource virtual assistant business, and we were trying to decide whether more people are going to want to continue to be where we are today on Zoom, looking at people on their screen, or want to be together even though it might risk disease. Even before the epidemic or it’s just a pain.
I mean, sometimes other people are really annoying. And the issue is not really a technology one. It’s a management one. And I think what we face — the challenges we face when we have to be working with other people remotely highlight the challenges that are hidden from us, or that we choose to not face when we’re face to face or next to each other or managing people in the office down the hall.
When we think that we could just see that so and so is at his desk or her desk that they’re on task, that they’re taking care of business, whether or not we’re actually tracking their project or whether we are figuring out that they are on the task that we wanted them to be on and that they’re going to pass it on when they’re finished with their piece to the next person.
That is sort of easy to not pay close attention to except when you have to when you are dialing it in. And thankfully there is software and are management programs and are project management outlines — Excel could be used for that. But the point is, we now are faced in a way we never were before with the necessity to actually be in touch with each other in terms of how we’re collaborating, how we’re working together.
Are we, in fact, moving the project and the collective enterprise of our business further along? I hope we are, and I look forward to helping you with your problems. Again, my name is Andrew Weltchek. I’m a partner with the law firm of Cohen, Hochman, and Allen. As you can see, I’m not calling you from my office. I’m calling you from my home.
You’re welcome to reach me on my cell at 973.223.4567. And may everybody stay safe and sanitized.