The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdown has been significant for every business. There is much talk of the “new normal” and hopes of recovery, but it would be foolish to assume that a business just has to pick up where it left off and carry on doing what it did before, in the way it did before, to succeed. The business world has changed fundamentally and we need to recognise that and adapt accordingly. There will be a certain level of Darwinian principle in play, where … [Read more...] about How to Plan for Recovery from Lockdown
You take your business seriously don’t you? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be running it – you’d be taking the easier option and working for someone else. So does that mean you have to work all day, every day and never take any time off? I was caught in a conversation with someone recently who took exactly that view, but I’m not so sure. You have to be seen to be working hard to be taken seriously. The basic argument put forward in favour of never truly … [Read more...] about Is it OK to take time off when you run a business?