With some people off on 14 day-LOAs,
quarantine, working-from-home or taking 5-day MCs, there's a distinct slowdown
in business activities. What else can we do for the business during such
In quiet times, you can do more planning activities like strategy
discussions, in relation to business plans for next FY, better employee
engagement plans, market, and competitive analyses. You now have more time and
headspace for Organizational Development in order to be ready to hit the
market when things go back to normal.
Here are 3 quick thoughts:
1. Strategy &
Planning: Brainstorm business strategies like diversifying your logistics
supply chains, refocusing your target audiences and/or marketing strategies in
this new business environment. This is also an opportune time to build content
and other thought leadership to boost your company’s strategic marketing
efforts to get ready for post-COVID-19 business pick up.
2. Employee engagement
measures: Simple virtual ways to engage and motivate your employees like
sharing regular video or live updates that can be webcast on the team chat
channels, sharing pictures of pets or home offices on a separate chat channel
or providing regular updates about the impact of their work.
3. Learning and development: This is a
good time for your employees to attend webinars for personal and professional
development. Career Agility International is organizing regular webcasts for
our clients, contact us if you are exploring career development, executive
coaching, and executive search.
All the best,