The business landscape and overall economy have changed dramatically over 2020 and 2021. As we anticipate and prepare for the beginning of 2022, in this blog article, we shall be discussing some of the things that your business should focus on.
Implement best safety practices for the office
The COVID-19 pandemic is here to stay and the best businesses can do is adapt to the disruption that it has caused. As most people are now vaccinated, businesses have started to host employees back to the office. Although work from home served its purpose well during the most uncertain times of the pandemic, productivity and team synergy were impacted. In view of the increased headcounts in offices, businesses need to ensure that they are well-equipped to maintain a safe environment. Certain measures include proper ventilation by keeping doors and windows opened, enhanced cleaning routines and Perspex sheets for desks.
Tweaking remote working issues
Although remote working cannot effectively replace presence at the office, the processes related to it need to be improved. In view that the pandemic is here to stay, one cannot exclude that remote working will be required at some points in the future, especially with quarantine still in place if one is exposed to a positive case. In this regard, it is important to establish what were the struggles and obstacles for productive remote working and attempt to rectify these issues as much as possible. If for example, communication through email is a struggle when most employees are remote working, introduce more direct ways for team collaboration, via safe chat platforms which allow video calls. When it comes to your systems, it is also important to seek advice and consultancy regarding the company’s security posture, in view of the increased number of cyberattacks.
Understand more recent customer patterns and preferences
The pandemic has not only brought changes across the ways how businesses operate, but also to customer patterns and preferences. Successful businesses keep the customer at the center of the decisions taken. One example of a shift in consumer patterns and preferences is that people have now grown accustomed to making more online purchases. This implies that user optimised digital channels are of utmost importance for the presence of a business, so investing in a proper audit in 2022 may be beneficial for your business.
These are just a few tips on how you can adequately prepare for 2022. Do you want to learn more about how to future proof your business? Speak to us by sending an email on [email protected]