At Atlassian, we’ve built a company around helping our employees to do the best work of their lives. With the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in India, the Philippines, Turkey, and Europe, we are committed to making sure our employees are taken care of during this devastating time.
In India, the second wave of this crisis has crippled their healthcare system and life-saving support is scarce. We have a strong and vibrant workforce in India who are dealing with grief, facing health issues, and trying to survive through increased challenges to self-care and additional caregiving responsibilities. This impact is being felt deeply at Atlassian, as our thoughts go out to our colleagues and their families who have been affected. The reality is, for many of our employees, things might get worse in their cities and countries before they get better.
Atlassian taking an active role
Our team in India, and around the world, is rallying to provide the necessary resources, technology, and aid to help. We are building on our updated employee benefits, and for the next month have switched our team in India to a 4-day week to acknowledge and support the challenges they are facing. Some Atlassians will be taking time off to prioritise what’s most important: their health and their family’s health.
On the ground, we are working with local providers to navigate the shortage of vaccine supply, coordinating ambulance and hospital admissions, and covering isolation stays for employees. We’re also providing financial, wellbeing, and mental health support, in addition to personal coaches, licensed therapy, COVID safety webinars, and many other resources. The Atlassian Foundation team has coordinated more than 16 internal COVID relief campaigns to support the most vulnerable around the world. Working with local organisations, we are supporting these communities and are matching every donation up to USD $500,000 to go towards these relief efforts.
At Atlassian, we believe in the power of coming together to provide support for the communities where we live and work. Through these and additional support efforts, Atlassian will work to provide ongoing help to our colleagues and their loved ones. We are grateful to our customers and partners for their support.
Our hearts continue to go out to our teams around the world.
– Mike and Scott