Tag: lockdown

October 7, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Yearn After 6 months of leadership to a dead-end, firms yearn to crush senseless directions & manage Covid themselves.  Random curfews & lockdowns just squeeze enterprise.  Handwashing & social distancing are the only 2 proven ways to limit the spread.  Other measures are orders of mass destruction.  So much can go wrong when trying to…

October 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

U-turn Government U-turns harm public perception & business reality.  Muddled lockdowns, confusing return to workspaces, random mingling rules, unjustified curfews, dubious extrapolations, PPE shortages, test & trace glitches.  As firms approach the point of no return, Ministers spout policy regardless.  Under orders – taste the fudge Guessed the Word?             …

September 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Lift Lifting lockdown tricky issue: who returns to the office & who continues to work from home?  It’s unclear which side of the age divide suffers more – older staff lonely at home, or youngsters risking Covid-19 going out to work.  Dividing workers makes us squirm, but must be done to save the most lives…

July 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Xenophobe The foreign & strange Covid-19 can turn us into xenophobes.  Trade suspended.  Borders closed.  Families locked inside homes with a red cross daubed on their doors.  Theatres & courts shut.  Sport stopped.  Streets empty.  Bubonic plague was deadlier than Covid-19, but mark the parallels between London 1665 and 2020!  Stranger danger, but life (and…

July 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Stale Hungover before reopening: 70m pints of stale beer, in UK pub premises since lockdown, need to be disposed of without polluting water systems and killing fish & plants.  Beer lasts fresh for 3 – 6 weeks, & belongs to the brewer until bought by the customer.  Pour a pint – down, but not out…

July 6, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Defray Lockdown lesson: defray cost of online delivery with higher minimum sale transaction value, or profits dip.  Fees never cover the cost of pick-up & drop-off.  Encourage click & collect, to avoid delivery costs.  In-store shopping may be past its use-by date, but remains the most lucrative channel for stores Guessed the Word?     …

June 22, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Rush to untie lockdown shackles.  Unknowingly, we’d all rehearsed for Covid-19 for 20 years & moved to online orders; work/ study from home; email instead of writing; being entertained when & where we choose; got video-conferencing to replace meetings.  So, prepare now to set your firm free – will it be radically different? much the same?…

June 17, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 60 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 59  spelt  H-E-Y-P   (HYPE) 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 …

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  …

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. …