We’re nonetheless within the midst of a worldwide pandemic with many variations in guidelines, pointers and procedures based mostly on which state, county and group during which we work. Whereas many companies stay distant working, many others have begun to open again up.
So how do you navigate across the locational challenges related to at this time’s disparate rules given the place one works isn’t essentially the place one lives, due to this fact having completely different pointers to observe?
For companies in California, for instance, Los Angeles County could also be within the ‘purple zone’ whereas Orange County is within the ‘crimson zone’ and San Diego within the ‘orange zone.’
All of those zones have completely different guidelines as to what opening a enterprise can imply, but all of those counties border one another, so people may reside and work inside two completely different counties.
This can be a large consideration level to tackle when figuring out the right way to lead a enterprise amidst a pandemic.
So as to take action, it’s advisable by native authorities officers to observe steering based mostly on the placement of the enterprise.
Subsequently, because the chief of a enterprise, it’s vital you understand the native pointers, and make sure you’re following accordingly.
It’s additionally vital that the enterprise be affected person and understanding that everybody’s expertise and issues fluctuate amongst every particular person, making it not a one dimension matches all situation.
Companies ought to encourage people to find out what’s finest for them given their well being dangers, publicity to these in danger and general consolation degree.
Primarily based on these particular person choices, companies ought to perceive that when open, some folks could not need to come again in-person, and that’s okay.
Others can’t wait to get again into the workplace, and that too is okay.
In the case of main a enterprise round these rising COVID-19 instances, it’s vital to be ready for enterprise to cross over into private, as one’s well being issues should come first and due to this fact, a enterprise ought to respect every individual’s determination to stick with the enterprise or depart based mostly on their particular person wants.
Main a enterprise amidst a pandemic additionally requires a eager understanding of what your buyer goes by, and the way the providers and/or product the enterprise is delivering may also help meet their enterprise targets and aims.
It additionally requires plenty of flexibility in pricing fashions whereas navigating by modifications that may occur based mostly on real-time modifications.
For instance, for nurses working in a hospital, the hospital enterprise can require having on workers numerous help in a second’s discover, so it’s vital that the hospital have the right communications instruments in place to ship out an ‘alert’ as to when folks should be ‘on-call’ vs not.
The underside line is that main a enterprise by COVID-19 is a playbook nonetheless being written.
As we navigate by the rest for 2020, there might be little doubt some further turns and twists into how we’re doing enterprise, and setting pointers for the longer term to return.