As we head into a more direct period of Coronavirus guidance from our Government, on Monday we took the difficult decision to temporarily close our office doors. A very emotional day for the staff, who have been supporting the daily changes over the last month admirably.
But it does remind you that your business is not the walls that surround you, but the people. And so we have to find another way of working together and keep connected. Technology is definitely on our side to enable this and we need to be creative with how we best use our time. Not the sort of luxury the virus frontline staff have right now so lets not waste it!
It goes without saying for the longer term survival of businesses, employees (if they still have a job) are either working from home or have already been “furloughed”, which is exactly what the Government want. Some of course are not quite as fortunate and this is a stressful and worrying time for many. But this is the time to stay home, protect our NHS and save lives. The new mantra we are all becoming very aware of.
However surreal we find this situation (some compare it to watching a horror film in slow motion) we have to seek something positive. If you have some spare time look to do something you NEVER get time to do. From supporting your local community to becoming a NHS Volunteer or activities that might help your own physical or mental well-being. Learn new skills to help shape your business to be in a better place ready for when everything gets back to some normality. There’s an abundance of free online courses and tutorials - from learning new digital marketing skills via Google Digital Garage , learning languages to cooking. Even daily workouts are becoming common place online (thank you Joe Wicks!). So use that commute time and get your squats and planks in...
Our aim is to be here for our customers when they need us. Please do contact us directly if you need anything; advice is still on hand for projects you still might be planning for. We are still getting quote and CAD file requests as clients start to look at projects later in the year and into 2021. Most importantly, once we are through this unprecedented period of time, we will be ready to pick up where we left off.
Wishing you and your families all the very best over the coming weeks. Stay safe.
Your Dzine Team