Tag: coronavirus

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)   …

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 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?         …

April 20, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 57 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: 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  L-O-O-K-O-U-T   (OUTLOOK) Series 52  spelt …

April 18, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Demise Covid-19 spells the demise for firms in some sectors more than others.  Most at risk: energy (oil price slump), retail (non-food), airlines, travel, automotive.  Likely to thrive: healthcare (virus-facing), utilities, telecoms, communications media.  But for all firms, survival will matter more than profits or growth for the next 2 years.  All firms can go…

April 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Killed Killed by Covid-19:  forecasting experts, extrapolating into the future, based on the past.  Better to embrace uncertainty, build resilience & stocks, allow a margin of error, and respect diverse views.  Revived by Covid-19:  common sense & trusting our own instincts Guessed the Word?             Series 56 (4/8)       …

April 10, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Order in Lockdown = order in some food!  Online orders boost sales, but to pivot to delivery, a restaurant must overhaul menus with transit in mind, coordinate couriers, absorb delivery firms’ 30%+ fees, re-jig kitchen layout to include dedicated production lines to fulfil digital orders, & install pick up units in place of tables &…

April 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Let up When to let up Coronavirus restrictions?  There’s proof that lockdowns slow down the spread & ease pressure on health services, but no evidence of what happens when normal life resumes.  Businesses should expect tough social distancing measures until Autumn 2020, with some timed/ targeted relaxations thereafter Guessed the Word?         …

April 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Wait Coronavirus is teaching us to wait:  to hear if workers have recovered; to learn if social distancing is enough to stop the spread;  to achieve ‘herd immunity’ in populations;  to see how long nations can sustain restrictions;  to test when economic harm to quality of life exceeds health gain in length of life.  On/off…

March 31, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Other side Coronavirus: how will it be on the other side?  Unwillingness to commute far for work.  No need for big offices, or to live in costly city houses.  More home cooking & buying online.  No dividends.  No interest from savings/investments. Higher taxes. More health spending. And no faith in insurance, which turned out not…