Some few days ago, news filtered across the media that Dubai had finally won the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and it has been reported that businesses will reopen, but it will be under strict procedures.
Some countries across the world have, also, been able to effectively handle the spread of the virus, with accurate data and protective measures, which has limited the spread of the virus and it is just a matter of time, before reports of zero cases of infected persons, will be published.
Some of these countries, including Nigeria, have, also, unveiled plans to ease the total lockdown and allow some businesses to resume operations, but strict measures have been planned to be in place, which will, effectively, ensure the protection of workers and customers.
Before you reopen your business, as a founder/entrepreneur, there are some basic things you need to consider, as the virus has changed a lot of things, from how humans relate with their environment, to buying patterns of customers.
The simple truth is that, working from home is not as scary as it was thought to be, especially, if your line of work is suited for adopting that. With dedication, one can become more productive, working from home and for longer hours, than having to go to a workplace every morning.
The coronavirus pandemic has opened our eyes to the fact that, many line of businesses that are suited for it, do not have to rely on customers visiting their offices, to purchase things from them.
The cashless policy is, super possible, with video conferencing, business deals can be sealed and initiated, CEOs do not need to see their workers, before they can monitor them, effectively and have them productive.
Reopening your business now, should not be handled in a fire brigade approach. You need to sit down with your team and initiate a reopening protocol or process that everyone must adhere to, but at the same time, these protocols should not be too stringent, to the extent of discouraging customers.
Below are 3 thing you can to do, when you open your business post COVID-19
Ensure the practice social distancing, hygiene and other protective measures in your office
You need to put in protocols that will ensure the practice of social distancing, hygiene of hand washing, as well as, ensuring that anyone coming into your business premises use hand sanitizers before they gain access and have face masks on.
Some workers may not come back to work
There is a high probability that, some workers may choose, not to resume with you, when business reopens, because they might feel its unsafe, to keep working in your organisation, or they may have got a better offer, before the lockdown was initiated.
You just must factor all these in and prepare your business to cope, with any worker that decides not to resume with you.
Make your staff/customers/clients/visitors feel safe
You must be prepared and make plans, for additional protective measures for customers/clients/visitors that will be coming to your office for business just as you are making plans, for your workers.
The coronavirus pandemic has made people to be afraid of having close, physical contact and it is, of utmost importance that you make them feel relaxed and better protected, as this will ensure that, they come back again, to enable you to grow your revenue.
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