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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 
 
 
We are living in a world where it has become so easy to connect with each other socially and within a business, but are we using it as effectively as we could? 
 
When it comes to working remotely in the current economic climate, is your business prepared? 
 
 
 
 
 
I previously wrote an article on my website and LinkedIn entitled ‘Be surprised at what you do‘. This article details what you or your business does in terms of daily processes that are completed without thinking. 
 
Another area that has come up when speaking with many businesses is that a number of assumptions are made about how things are run within their company. 
 
 
 
 
Many organisations and people within those organisations try to find the solution before they know the root of the problem. 
 
Before any solution can be found, understanding what the problems are is key to getting the right resolution that fixes that problem and brings efficiencies over the longer term. 
 
While it can be tempting to jump ahead, you really need to get to the root of the issue if your business is to flourish. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The events of COVID-19 have certainly forced a lot of businesses to adapt to a remote-working lifestyle, and for many, that posed quite the challenge. 
 
However, it’s an event that has questioned many things, including the role of the IT Director or CIO within a company. 
 
This is a role that needs to change and adapt in order to cope with situations like a pandemic and the range of long-term global, economic, and organisational issues that these individuals are facing in said roles. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused businesses everywhere to pause and take a break from the days of business as usual. One significant change is that many more employees are working from home. You’ve also likely made modifications and adjustments to your processes and operations, which makes sense due to the shift in policies and restrictions put on companies. 
 
While you may be in a new routine and used to the new normal, you must consider how you’ll act and react once this is all over and the world is unpaused. There will be a lot of work to do, and you must be prepared to juggle these demands and meet the needs of your employees and customers. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The past weeks have been a challenging experience for businesses. In these unprecedented circumstances, even the most seasoned of Many-Hatted Directors (MHD) will be understandably perplexed about what the future holds for their business. 
 
While the future may seem uncertain, the gradual process of unpausing the world has begun. This means that businesses are starting to reopen their doors. In this article, we will examine the steps that your business needs to begin making in readiness for reopening. Returning to ‘normal’ won’t be an option for a long time even after the world has unpaused completely. Instead, your business will need to navigate its way through the ‘new normal’ while facing the challenges that this brings. 
 
 
Whatever kind of changes your business might have gone through in recent times as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown, it is never too early to start thinking about how you are going to respond when the lockdown is lifted and the world unpauses. 
 
We don’t yet know if the lockdown will end suddenly or if there will be a staggered easing. However, it is important to plan for our business future - whatever that might be. 
 
But what will be required when the lockdown is lifted? In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the demands that you might have on your head as a Multi-Hatted Director (MHD). 
 
How can you ensure you meet all of these properly? 
 
 
Businesses all over the world have gone through some unique and significant changes this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
There are many alterations you might have seen in your company, but one that has affected almost every business is working from home. You have almost certainly sent people home with the instruction to work from home as much as possible, and in all likelihood that threw up some technical difficulties. 
 
But have you considered how difficult it might be to get things back to normal once all this is over? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lots of directors in small or medium-sized firms decide to take on loads of jobs all at the same time. You look after the general business operations, you’re handling the financial side of things, you’re in charge of procurement, IT - the list goes on! 
 
If this sounds like you, then you can proudly claim the role of a MHD or a Many-Hatted Director. 
 
It’s a stressful role that’s full of responsibilities, but many directors often find it is the only solution in their firm. If money is tight, then you don’t have the resources to hire people to take on all of these roles for you. So, it falls on your shoulders to handle everything to the best of your abilities. 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you an MHD in your organisation? 
 
What is an MHD you may ask? It is an acronym for a Many-Hatted Director. 
 
Effectively, it means that you’re covering lots of different roles within your enterprise. For example you look after Finance, Operations, Delivery etc. Does this sound like you? 
 
 
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