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Evolution at TRI

Updated: Oct 1, 2020


An update on how COVID has transformed the way people work at TRI and celebrating promotions for Shruti Patel and Britney Yates.

TRI team members at NYSCC Suppliers Day, May 2019 (L-R) Ernesta Malinauskyte, Jennifer Van Wyk, Britney Yates and Shruti Patel

“Change is the only constant” is a well-used phrase. However, it feels very true at the moment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Measures to contain the virus have changed everyone’s lives dramatically around the world. At TRI we have made many changes to the way we work in order to protect staff and to keep the institute up and running. The biggest change has been the move to flexible working hours and home working. Most of us now work at home where possible and come in only for essential tasks. The good news is that the new flexible working patterns have not hit productivity and TRI has managed to support all its clients throughout lockdown. The team also enjoy the flexibility and the chance to work from home. Home working has helped people manage family commitments and avoid unnecessary commutes. In a way, these changes, although forced upon us, have been a positive thing for the team at TRI, and flexible working patterns are probably here to stay.

Through all these changes the team at TRI have continued to grow and develop. This month two team members received promotions. Shruti Patel has been promoted to Principal Research Associate and Britney Yates has been promoted to Senior Research Associate. Both promotions were very well deserved. “Shruti has shown commitment and dedication to producing high quality data, and strong leadership skills within the team” according to Eleanor Lehman who leads the contract testing team at TRI. Eleanor also praised Britney for “becoming a figure of authority in the virtual team philosophy and mastering a wide range of claim techniques”. Congratulations and well done to both of them!

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