With companies slowly starting to reopen their doors, many business owners aren’t sure what to expect.
How long will it take for sales to return to normal? Will remote work become a permanent measure?
The fact of the matter is, most businesses won’t be able to return to work as normal, and leaders will have to rethink the old ways of doing things.
Out with the old
But instead of stressing out about all the necessary changes, Bill Higgs, founder and CEO of Mustang Engineering, says companies should embrace this opportunity and improve on things that were never really working in the first place.
According to Higgs, many companies — even before the pandemic — had culture or communication issues that have been preventing them from prospering.
Now’s a great time to improve on these processes and come out of the pandemic strong.
- Leaders need to be a visible presence. Don’t hide behind closed office doors as you struggle to right the ship. Managers should be communicating face-to-face with their employees as much as possible. This will not only engage your team, but reassure them you have a plan.
- Use this opportunity to hire. With so many unemployed people desperately needing jobs, you’ll have a larger candidate pool than usual to choose from. Now’s your chance to be picky and build a team of top talent.
- Don’t stop moving forward. Once your business begins to recover from the pandemic, don’t relax. Keep pushing to become even more productive and efficient. Don’t revert back into old habits once times are good again.
For more information
Join us for our in-depth workshop, Managing Change in the Workplace: How to Cultivate an Agile Team, live on July 30, then available on-demand.
In this 60-minute workshop, you’ll learn how to use strategic incremental sprints and micro goals to develop adaptable employees. You’ll learn:
- How to identify and rid your workplace of fear-based thinking
- Steps to map and realign roles and responsibilities in real time
- Tools to assess organizational health and status in line with evolving internal and external changes
- Tips to optimize momentum while avoiding excessive stress
About the Speaker
Michelle Coussens has owned and operated Plan B Consulting for more than a decade, offering services that span training and guidance in preparing strategic and business plans, assisting in plan development and execution, and other aspects of operational excellence. She facilitates meetings and retreats in project management, leadership, ethics, and other interpersonal topics, and she conducts market analysis and competitive intelligence for various types of entrepreneurs and organizations worldwide.