The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted businesses and individuals in ways we never could have imagined. Now that the conversation is gearing up around restrictions loosening we thought it was a good time to touch base and share with you some of our tips on how to remain calm and focused on what’s to come.
That your loyal customers will be understanding if things are a bit clunky as you navigate the new regulations. We should all be practicing patience and flexibility.
2. LEAN ON YOUR NETWORK
Speak with other small businesses to share ideas and innovative practices. Don’t hesitate to reach out for support and advice. When we are supporting others we tend to have a strong sense of purpose which is essential during this time.
3. STAY INFORMED
From reliable and reputable sources. However, there is a fine line between staying informed and saturating yourself in the hysteria that can come with social media and some news outlets. Try to limit the time you spend on this.
4. COMMUNICATE OPENLY
Especially in the workplace, maintaining open and clear communication with your staff, peers, and customers will provide you all with a safe and cohesive work environment. Make sure your employees are all on the same page and feel confident in the business’s ability to run effectively.
Your mind and efforts on things that are in your control rather than things you cannot change. This is a stressful time generally - save your energy for things that really matter to you and your loved ones.
6. NON-COVID TALK
About something other than COVID-19. The COVID chat can get dull pretty quickly so try to spark some interesting conversations with your customers and staff. We could all do with some refreshing and inspiring chit chat.
Adapt to the changes with as much flexibility, kindness and grace as possible. Accept that this is a challenging time that will soon become part of our history.