Lessons Learned From 2020
01 Dec 2020
If ever there’s a time to reflect on a year that was, it’s now.
While some might remember 2020 for working in their pyjamas, battling Zoom fatigue and wrestling with the ins and outs of JobKeeper, there are clear lessons to be learned from the year’s challenges and opportunities.
You deserve to celebrate!
If you’re so fed-up with 2020 that you can’t wait for 2021, we understand.
But this is a time to be proud; to celebrate the fact that you’ve made it through the year.
WA has enjoyed a quick rebound and many businesses are doing better than ever; they’re actually busier and more energised.
That doesn’t mean we’re wearing rose-tinted spectacles. We know we’re not out of the woods yet, but why not make sure the glass you’re holding is half full, not half empty?
Continue to invest in mental health
Everyone has been affected differently by the impact of the pandemic. As a business owner you have a responsibility to look after the mental health of your employees (that includes you).
The conversation about mental health needs to be regular and ongoing.
What might it look like for your business?
Ideas you had in March are still relevant
If you had aspirations and plans early in the year, chances are they are just as relevant today – if not more so.
As we look ahead to the post-corona years, there are opportunities for growth and innovation.
How can your strategy be fine-tuned to serve you better? If you pivoted, where might this new direction take you?
Hit the ground running in January
While we all need to rest and re-set over the holidays, avoid the temptation to slip into the Christmas break early this year.
Keeping the energy up and pushing through sales and production now, means you can hit the ground running at the beginning of 2021.
Be prepared to take your tech to the next level
We’ve been embracing technology in the workplace like never before, with Zoom, WFH and quaranteams all entering the vernacular as a mark of our increased reliance on all things online, virtual and remote.
The lesson? Be open to change.
Enhanced investment in technology creates opportunities for growth and has huge potential to improve your business, from enhancing the customer experience, to creating internal efficiencies.
We still don’t know what we don’t know
2020 may be leaving you with more questions than answers, but your business advisor can help fill in the blanks by sharing the experiences of others.
The work-life balance is still a work in progress
Technology and work-from-home hours may be freeing us from time-consuming commutes and creating greater efficiencies in the day-to-day running of our business, but it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of working all hours.
How can you work smarter, not harder in 2021?
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