It’s no exaggeration to say that 2020 was a challenging year across the board, and yet we could not be more proud of how our team members stepped up, tackled each challenge that came our way, and proved that together as oneDECRON we are #DecronStrong.
As the severity of COVID-19 became apparent in the first months of the year, our team sprung into action developing a response, and modifying our work environment in order to keep both our employees and residents safe, while also preserving the premier living experience that Decron is known for. Safety measures implemented included Decron-branded face masks, contactless temperature check devices for our offices, and remote work when possible with video conferencing, as well as circulating informative materials to help mitigate the spread of COVID.
Changes were also made to our leasing process in order to provide a safe experience for our team members at each community, as well as all prospective renters. In place of traditional tours, we introduced full virtual tours at our community microsites, as well as arranging self-guided tours in-person for visitors.
In adapting to stretches of the year where work was primarily remote, a number of activities were introduced to maintain the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie among team members, despite the distance. Some of these shared activities included the Daily Dose of Trivia app, Decron’s Got Talent, the Decron 2020 Pushup Challenge, and Dining With Decron, where team members shared recipes and dishes.
Many of our annual activities were modified as well in order to maintain a safe environment for all involved. In past years, the annual employee picnic would see team members from across our many properties gather together for a day of feasting and team building exercises. Instead, in 2020, a number of socially distanced micro-events like picnics or grab-and-go lunches were held at individual properties in order to host the annual event while still safely adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The 11th Annual Decron Golf Tournament Benefiting YULA was also held with a socially distanced twist, and still raised an incredible amount of over $650,000 for the Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles’ continuing mission of excellence.
Once again we’d like to thank our team members for truly exemplifying the spirit of oneDECRON throughout all of 2020’s challenges, and we look forward to growing further as a team in the new year – together we remain #DecronStrong.
Check out the video below for a glimpse of Decron’s 2020 year-in-review: