As we said in our Be A Game Changer During the Covid-19 Crisis and The Time to Plan Your Reopening is Now blogs, it is imperative you work on your reopening readiness plan with a clear understanding that it’s not "just open the doors and back to business-as-usual." This pandemic has changed the playing field. Research tells us consumers will not return to businesses they perceive as unsafe (elevate your cleaning protocols, including contactless payments) and/or brands that have disconnected during the lockdown.
By now, most of the world is homebound due to coronavirus pandemic. And anyone who can work from home is working remotely and some are home-schooling their kids. Business owners are focused on keeping their operations running, albeit remotely. Embed is in the same boat (literally) doing everything virtually. Below are some of the tools used by Embed staffers to keep working at lightning speed, continuing an uninterrupted stream of awesomeness.
By now, most of the world is homebound and working from home, settling into these unsettling times. This world of working from home might take some getting used to if you’ve never worked remotely. Whether you’re a novice or work-from-home pro, these 5 stages of working from home during COVID-19 are #relatable.
There isn't a single leader or business category unchallenged by the coronavirus; scrambling hard against the extraordinary demands to lead their business and teams through this crisis. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat while implementing safety measures to mitigate risk, protecting their people, family and community. Resist being blinded by the massive scale of the crisis and consider the following: when business resumes, and it will, you need employees (talent is a key asset of Family Entertainment and Attractions; hospitality, service and care makes THE difference to any business). So, consider ways to retain talent by cutting company costs without cutting staff.
The coronavirus is testing every leader in every company across all business sectors; there isn’t a single business untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, including business software industries, and industries we know, like amusement, F&B, and the entertainment industries. In fact, many refer to the pandemic as an invisible war that doesn’t have a foreseeable end.
It’s no secret the coronavirus (COVID-19) has completely shaken up life as we know it. It has affected people, businesses, and industries in ways that no one could foresee. During these unprecedented times, we need to return to the basics and take action to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and economic crisis.
The coronavirus (Covid-19 pandemic) will change the way we do business, the way FEC's operate - and Embed wants to help you lead the way so you can future-proof your business, today. Right now, in the eye of the storm, you're in a state-of-emergency, focused on your very survival. You're not alone. But, astute business people know the opportunity is right here and now, to work smart in the short term (purely tactical) while working on their biz plan (all strategy) and getting their operation ready for opening day, when the crazy-cooped-up homebound families come out and play. Ready to hustle? Let's go!
Given the current state of affairs with the coronavirus outbreak, the constant flux and uncertainty, organizations and individuals are challenged to prepare for a future that is unknown; the recovery timing is unclear and impossible to predict (but, there is a certainty that this cannot and will not go on forever; the challenge is identifying when this will break, surviving until then, and planning your professional and personal come back). It is without equivocation that a “Challenger Mindset” is required more than ever in order to stay ahead of the change curve.
Facts over Fears. There are times in life when the world moves at lightning speed, but not here and not now… or at least that’s what the media might have you believe. By now most of the world is homebound and/or working from home for the past week, many working from home while home-schooling their kids.
“Those who understand the changes in customer demand and react with speed and enthusiasm will emerge stronger than ever from the crisis.” said Hermann Simon, a business expert in strategy, marketing, and pricing. Take QuarterWorld, a Portland arcade, as an exceptional example of understanding the changes in customer demand and reacting swiftly. They pivoted their business in a mere 24-hours!