Last week, J.L. Nick & Associates introduced a series of informational briefs addressing the challenges of re-starting the economy in our regions. In the first of the series, we look at how to navigate through a new and uncertain business environment.
State and local officials are preparing for a gradual resumption of economic activities. We are in unprecedented times, and there is no playbook or best practice on how to accomplish this. For those businesses that were deemed essential, you have had to innovate and adopt safety measures without pause throughout the pandemic. For those who ceased or greatly curtailed operations, you have an opportunity to re-evaluate every facet of your business, perhaps even focusing on aspects that otherwise receive only cursory attention. This is a great time to get back to basics, to position your business to be stronger than ever in a changing environment.
Businesses of all sizes rely on foresight and experience when weighing playing it safe against taking risks to forge a path to success. Now, the new environment is unknowable – the paradigm has shifted to something we have yet to experience – success will be defined differently, as will the path to achieving it. In this circumstance, it’s imperative that leaders exhibit courage and clam while keeping uncertainty and fear of the unknown at bay.
For a prepared leader, this complex array of uncertainty and ambiguity creates opportunities for you to assess, learn, reinvent, and evolve your business to a new level. There are several steps leaders can take to identify their business’ strengths and weaknesses in an effort to face this uncertainty with courage and intimate knowledge of what their own organization can become.
Finally, in J. L. Nick, you have a reliable and responsible Business and Human Resources partner skilled in Functional Analysis and Organizational redesign. We have the objectivity, experience, and expertise to help you re-evaluate your business model and help you take on an uncertain future. Learn more about us by visiting our website.
Wishing you good health and success,
John L. Nick, President, and Founder
J. L. Nick & Associates, Inc.
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