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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. 
 
 
 
 
 
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? 
 
 
 
 
 
Whether you run a business, you’re a new employee, or you’ve been working for an organisation for several years, you may have come across people insinuating that they have used the same methods and relied on the same guidelines for an age. 
 
If you’re used to hearing the words ‘we’ve always done it like that,’ this is a surefire sign that it’s time for a change. Modern-day businesses face different challenges, and it’s essential to aim for continuous improvement. 
 
Resting on your laurels can cost your customers, affect your reputation and prevent you from competing with rivals. If you don’t progress, you could also be missing out on more efficient and cost-effective ways of working. 
 
 
 
An SME is only ever as successful as its own processes. After all, in many cases, your processes are all that separates you from your competitors. If you run a business, your USP isn’t necessarily what you do so much as how you do it. It’s your processes that provide the bare bones on which the customer or client experience is built.  
 
Carry on reading to learn more 
 
SWOT analysis
Would you like a simple yet effective tool to get an insight into your business’ state of affairs? A SWOT analysis could do the trick. 
 
It not only allows for analysis of your whole business but can also give insights into each of your departments.  
 
The acronym SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. 
 
Having the right company structure
When you first started your company, you were probably a one (wo)man band and as your business grew, you took on more people to share the workload. Your company structure developed. But is your current structure the right one for the growth you are planning for your company? 
 
When you first started your business you probably chose your suppliers because they provided the best possible products and service for a price you could afford. And if they did a good enough job you most likely stuck with them. But are they the right suppliers to keep long-term? 
 
How many times have you or your organisation embarked on a new project and it has failed in the later stages because some essential requirements have come to light that hadn't been captured? 
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