Category: Series 57 – Furlough

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)   …

May 4, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Fallout Covid-19 fallout: lasting change in consumer and worker behaviour & expectations.  So, allow more space between occupants.  As lifts can only take 2 people, signpost stairs & alternative routes.  Stagger opening hours.  Do more online.  Reduce property footprint. Use offices for get-togethers, not routine work.  Re-do contingency plans – those fallback disaster recovery premises…

May 2, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Holding on Future-facing steps firms can take while holding on to ride out Covid-19?  Adopt new technology to stay in touch with clients & re-schedule missed appointments.  Explore partnerships to enable shift working.  Devise attractive limited-contact options for wary returners.  Plan engaging experiences that customers can’t replicate at home.  Get a grip Guessed the Word? …

April 30, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Gathering The viral energy of firms comes from gatherings.  Virtual get-togethers can harness crowd momentum, enthusiam & competition to fuel innovation, while common threats spur collaboration.  Shared aims stop social distancing making us socially distant.  Unite in spirit to prevail 100 years Guessed the Word?     Series 57 (7/8)       pic: donnaSenzaFiato

April 29, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unplanned An unplanned, lasting benefit of lockdown:  a crash course in communications technologyA rapid, mass computer literacy & skills reboot for all ages, everywhere.  The world’s human capital has increased exponentially & there’s no going back.  Control + Alt + Delete.  Waah! Guessed the Word?        Series 57 (2/8)         pic:…

April 27, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Out of stock The list of Out-of-Stock essentials rolls on.  But now is the time for firms to identify how, what & where to stock items they need as Covid-19 lockdown eases.  Switzerland holds 3 – 6 month’s worth of staple foods, fuels & medical supplies. But stockpiles are held by private firms, so large…

April 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Reopen Which sectors will reopen from lockdown first?  Construction, manufacturing, logistics, essential retail, waste handling & outdoor work – by staying 2m apart.  A population basis to reopen is ‘youth first’ – schools & young workers who don’t live with older folks.  Another brick out of the wall Guessed the Word?         …