June 2, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 59 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 58  spelt  B-I-O-M-E-Z   (ZOMBIE) Series 57  spelt  R-O-U-G-H-F-L-U   (FURLOUGH) Series 56  spelt  N-O-W-L-O-C-K-D   (LOCKDOWN) Series 55  spelt  D-R-S-I-T-U-P   (DISRUPT)   Series 54 …

May 31, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Zombie Exposed by Covid-19: zombie firms that are more debt than alive.  Low interest rates & easy consumer credit kept them teetering on the edge of bankruptcy but undead, despite relentless price pressure.  Lockdown + harsh recession = curtains.  A shakeout will be painful for workers, suppliers & clients, as the dead men stop walking  …

May 29, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ended Workplace practices ended by Covid-19:  Live group brainstorming.  (The boss’s idea wasn’t always the best anyway).  Allocation of resources by the ‘invisible hand’ of the market. (Replaced by the long arm of the government, in return for loans & grants).  Handshakes at the start & end of meetings.  (Say it with flowers)  Guessed the…

May 25, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Mourn Covid-19 casualty: The Office, whose loss we now mourn.  Provider of work, workplace, routine, structure, amusement, purpose, refuge, friends & partners.  Enabler of sanity, escape from home chaos & ways to pass the time.  Separator of work & home lives.  Driver of higher standards of behaviour, dress & language.  Situations vacant: Office Spouse, Jokers…

Out

May 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Out Lockdown release: who should be let out, to return to work?  Let everyone out for 4 days, then back in lockdown for 10 days to wait for Covid-19 symptoms to show.  Or let people with odd- and even- birthday dates out on alternate days.  Or all those under age 50 return before the rest. …

May 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Infiltrate Lockdown challenge: how to stop life infiltrating work?  Create time & space boundaries around our working day.  Find a desk sanctuary or separate work zone.  If space is scarce, set up & pack up home office each day.  Can’t allow working from home to become living at work.  Out of the mouth of babes Guessed…

May 19, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Big shop Back, due to Covid-19: the weekly ‘big shop’.  Hello again, shopping lists.  We’ve reverted to how we shopped for 50 years, until we stopped 10 years ago – one big weekly food shop.  UK supermarkets report April transactions halved, while amounts bought doubled.  Bye bye, little & often top-ups and trolley downsizing Guessed…

May 11, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 58 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 57  spelt  R-O-U-G-H-F-L-U   (FURLOUGH) Series 56  spelt  N-O-W-L-O-C-K-D   (LOCKDOWN) Series 55  spelt  D-R-S-I-T-U-P   (DISRUPT) Series 54  spelt  S-W-I-N-G-S-U-P   (UPSWINGS) Series 53  spelt …

May 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unsold The paired, unsold-stock issue in clothes & shoe retailers’ plans to reopen: how much damaged/seasonal stock to write-off, while making space to sell full-price goods & new items for autumn.  Work out amount of stock in shops/stockrooms, how much & where to shift discarded stuff to protect the brand, how the supply chain is doing,…

May 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Layout Covid-19 permanent alteration: changed & changeable workspace layout.  We’ll have to adjust to cubicles, room dividers, perspex screens, well-spaced back-to-back work stations, fewer chairs, voice-activated doors/lifts, copper fixtures, UV lighting, separate entrances/exits, one-way corridors, floor directional markings.  Open plan shuts Guessed the Word?                Series 57 (4/8)   …