Yesterday marked 5 months since the government enforced lockdown measures across the country to help keep the UK public safe as we witnessed an outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. An event that most individuals and business thought would last a few weeks, possibly months, but not many anticipated the true impact it has had on all our lives.
Our economy has been significantly affected and we continue to see only a gradual rate of improvement compared to other countries across Europe but as we enter what could prove to be a pivotal month in not only 2020 but also the future of our economy, it is imperative organisations are prepared for the journey ahead.
Think back to January 2020, with the majority or staff in their usual office environment and then fast-forward six months. Remote working wasn’t something we were widely prepared for but it’s incredible what can be achieved when your hand is forced.
An entire nation set up to work from their home offices, makeshift dining tables and the odd garage almost overnight. A phenomenal achievement. But what can we learn from the changes that we were forced to make and why stop there?
Do your staff have access to the right technology to continue doing an effective job from their new workplace?
Are your staff able to operate and access all the critical documents like they did whilst in the office?
Are your staff able to complete basic tasks and processes like sending and receiving post from their ‘new’ office location?
What other challenges are you facing as we all gear up for a very important month ahead?
Just as we have all learnt to work effectively from our new workplace, the introduction of further changes can only enhance and improve your efficiency. Why stop where you are whilst you are already on a journey of change, transition and improvement?
Change is all around us. From face masks in the supermarket to now having the world’s cleanest hands, we’ve adapted to the changes put in front us over the past few months and now it’s time to greet those changes with the same level of positivity in our approach to work.
With the education sector readying themselves for the return of their students next month, we are starting to see a gradual increase in business activity from clients across the UK. This positivity must continue and by providing staff, students and visitors a safe, secure and compliant environment to work in we can all prepare ourselves for a far more prosperous year ahead.
If your business has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and would benefit from a free consultation to help get yourself back up and running then contact us today. We have a team of experts trained to assess business activity and infrastructure and also recommend tailored solutions to help get our economy back up and running.