Minimise risks to your health, your business and finances associated with the COVID-19 virus. Stay put, learn the lessons and look to focus on life returning to something near norman in 6-12 months, maybe longer. Set up your home office for the long haul. The business will more than likely not return fast or in the same format the old ways, so capitalise on the home office.
Now you are faced with many new choices to make. Options you ever contemplated and therefore never prepared to solve the problems or make the necessary decisions. Ensure the security of your existing business premises.
Urgently take the required precautions to protect the health and well-being of your employees and customers. Reinforce the recommendations of your health professionals and government websites. Avoid opinions and stick to the facts, continually checking for updates and new options available to you.
Of course, your family will become impacted by any crisis, and their lives will have to change. They too will have to deal with the same stressors. So take time to understand and address each family member’sr concerns. “Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again”. Franklin Graham
It can be too hard capitalising on anything by yourself.
Seek out and share information and practical pieces of knowledge covering sharing your business plans, advances in technology systems, tools and processes for remote working in the home office.
Advise your customers and share your business plans and approach to minimising COVID-19 risks while maintaining your ability to manage your services and product supplies.
- Start by capitalising on your financial position.
- Document the way your stakeholders should operate in the new circumstances.
- Understand your mission-critical functions.
- Think through how to maintain productivity while working at home.
- Readjust employees caseloads and help them to capitalise on their strengths.
- Set up video conferencing to maintain personal service.
- Close collaboration with suppliers will be essential.
- Maintain a high level of morale and trust with leadership.
If you want to manage a crisis more efficiently and effectively, timely information and practical knowledge will be fundamental to quality decision-making and outcomes.
Things are going crazy in the marketplace. Unless your clients are in one of the very few industries where demand has skyrocketed, you probably aren’t in a position right now where you have an overwhelming stream of prospective customers. Which is why you need to make sure your website works harder, smarter, and better than ever.
If you want to capitalise on using a home office?
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Key Message: Above all else, don’t panic. Look for opportunities to adjust for the future, as some of your competitors will be vacating your market.
“During a crisis ‘behave like a duck’. Cool, calm and collected on top of the water, paddling like buggery underneath”. Peter Sergeant
“The future of your business is only as good as it’s ability and capacity to recover from a crisis, so do the ‘acid test’ and be sure”. Peter Sergeant