It was the news that every business owner was dreading, but now a second UK-wide lockdown is upon us, forcing a wide range of businesses to shut until December.
As uncertainty around COVID-19 continues and the colder months draw in, the next six months will be a very difficult time for businesses and their workers across Lincolnshire. Fortunately, more government support has been announced, with major changes set to begin almost immediately.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a surprising and significant impact on the world as we know it. Many countries have experienced wide scale lockdowns and economic downturn – it truly has been the global event of a generation.
After weeks of quiet high streets and shuttered shop fronts, the government has announced that all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from Monday 15 June. This is good news for retailers up and down the country, many of which have been unable to trade for months.
Just about everything in life and in business relies on communication. But in an age in which communication technology has rapidly transformed the world and given us a baffling range of means to communicate, it’s easy to forget the importance of speaking face-to-face.
With the day to day pressures of business, the most common method of dealing with process inefficiency and breakdown is through firefighting. We often end up focusing solely on the immediate glaring symptoms of a problem and we overlook the bigger picture.