Businesses need to plan for the time when they will reopen after the lockdown ends.
If you want to open your business and want to stay ahead of others, you should ideally plan your strategy to restart in the post-pandemic world.
There are many post-pandemic changes to expect in the workplace across different countries that are widely impacted by the coronavirus.
If you open your business or plan to bounce back without an effective strategy, you might not know how to move ahead. Moreover, your employees may not support you because you have not reassured your employees and made them feel comfortable..
Here are some top tips to help you on your journey.
#1 Social distancing is the new normal
Just because you are allowed to get back to business does not mean you can just believe that the virus does not exist. You will need to maintain social distancing norms, and make sure your employees, couriers, and visitors follow the same.
Factors you will need to consider may include;
- Start and finish times
- Staggered breaks
- Work station layout – 1.5m between workers
- No gatherings
- Bathroom set up
- Hand sanitiser available
- Workstation sanitation processes
- Sanitation of common equipment – photo copier, phones, kitchen, etc
#2 Redefine your business model
Customer habits changed during the pandemic and a lot of people will not consume things as they used to. There will be a difference in their buying strategies and the way they complete a purchase. As such, your business model will need to be changed to effectively reflect the change in customers buying strategies, mental state, financial state, and emotional state.
In many cases, your company may need to consider whether they need to diversify the business to generate the revenue and earn the profits for the year.
#3 Cost-cutting, with great care
Cost cutting is not always the solution but if you do have to cut costs, you need to be mindful that you are also cutting potential opportunities for growth or revenue. That’s why you should ideally think through the cost-cutting strategies, consider how best you can cut costs while responsibly increasing the revenue.
The full post-pandemic era is still a far-off thing. To prepare your team for the best future and outlook, you need to focus all your efforts into understanding how best to move your business towards handling the current situation and be prepared for the tasks that will come as change continues.
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