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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 
As we all are now fully aware the way we work has changed drastically over the last year as many businesses were forced from their long-term traditional office environments into bedrooms, kitchen worktops and dining tables. 
 
Lots of businesses around were quickly and successfully able to deploy emergency measures and keep running with little or no impact. Some didn’t embrace it and have suffered as a result. This brought its challenges and now is the time to look at the longer-term strategy for your business and what does that mean. 
 
What now seems to be a common topic when talking with a multitude of businesses is the same. What they are looking at is continued Hybrid working
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought around many changes to the workplace. 
 
For example, with government-mandated lockdowns meaning many employees must now work from home, there has been a significant shift in the way in which companies operate. 
 
During this time, video conferencing tools have become a lifeline that many businesses cling to in order to retain some semblance of normality, and allow their company to function accordingly. 
 
The world of business is often described as chaotic. This is, quite simply, due to the fact that you never truly know what is around the corner.  
 
With changes coming in thick and fast (sometimes on a daily basis), you have to develop the ability to respond to problems quickly and efficiently. As a result, many business owners often find themselves focused solely on the ‘now’ - dealing with present issues instead of putting plans in place that could allow them a steadier future. 
 
For any business, in any given field, effective communication is always of the utmost importance. 
 
The way you communicate with your prospective customer base is, of course, what the art of marketing is all about. It’s at the heart of your ability to sell the product or service you are offering, while simultaneously doing what you can to establish a long-standing and positive reputation for your company in the industry at large. 
 
Have you ever wondered why sometimes a project that sounded so promising, to begin with just fizzles out to nothing? 
 
Even projects with the potential to revolutionise the way a business runs can lose momentum and eventually linger incomplete. This loss of momentum is pretty common within organisations and can occur even when a project starts with high levels of engagement from all parties. 
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a big change for businesses of all sizes. There have been changes to methods of working, with the majority working remotely, and a number of activities that need to be coordinated and mobilised to fit the new way of working. The need to plan properly is key, but it can be a challenge to realign your projects with new ways of doing things. Some workforces might have limited capacity at the moment, and some areas of business will be refocused on other areas, in order to meet an increase in demand in a certain area. So what can be done to help? 
Effective risk management strategies will help you to identify the strengths of a project, as well as the weaknesses, opportunities with it, as well as threats or pressure points. By taking steps to plan for the unexpected, it means that you will be ready to respond as and when they come up. If you want a project to be a success, then you need to define just how you are going to handle any of the potential risks, so that you can spot, mitigate, and avoid any problems as and when you need to. Successful project management is all about being able to see the project as a whole, and knowing and understanding that risk management is something that is vital. The goals of a project and being able to achieve them depends on how well you plan and prepare. 
The continuing pandemic and various lockdowns have changed several important aspects of lives. Today, we build relationships, work, and communicate with our colleagues in a different way compared to just a year ago! All the signs are now pointing to this continuing for the foreseeable future. 
 
With such a sudden switch in communication methods, it was essential to catch up and introduce a different solution to allow team members to think together, discuss, and create new ideas - virtually and safely. 
 
So, communication or team management platforms that had been on the market for 1-2 years before the pandemic saw their subscribers steadily increase this year. Like all choices, it does not come without a drawback or two. However, the benefits of such platforms are endless and worth considering! 
 
 
A rising number of professionals have decided to embrace remote working - at least for some days a week. This incredibly important shift has changed the way we operate, communicate, and build relationships with others both internally and externally. 
 
But, while we are too busy facing the steep learning curve in front of us as we transition towards remote working, cyber-threats might be hiding around the corner. Indeed, a much higher amount of data and information is today sent from one employee to another, often without implementing any security measure. 
 
Whether your employees have made the switch and they are working from home, or they have already returned to the office, training them against cyber threats and ensuring they are ready to respond to a potential attack is essential. 
 
 
 
 
 
Your business is going to encounter change. Fact. No matter how well you plan things, your business will undergo changes, for better or for worse. As your business evolves, it will grow, lose people, gain new personalities, expand across new countries, and face hardships along the way. 
The only constant in life is change, so if you run a business or are starting a new one, you need to be prepared for it. 
 
 
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