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Managing a Business During Lockdown

Managing a Business During Lockdown

Managing a business can be challenging at the best of times but managing it during a lockdown is a whole new ballgame as there are a lot of unique challenges you will face during lockdown. Here, you will discover some of the best advice to follow when managing a business during this difficult time.

Managing a Remote Team

One of the main challenges a lot of businesses are dealing with right now, is managing a remote team. Since non-essential businesses were told to either work from home or close for the time being, remote working has become the new norm for businesses.

The trouble is, working remotely introduces a whole new set of challenges. From ensuring that employees don’t get distracted, to monitoring performance, it is hard to keep tabs on employees when they are working from home. However, there are lots of ways to manage a remote team successfully, such as using project management apps and instant communication platforms.

Ensure You Follow Regulations

It is important that you follow regulations set during this time for the protection of yourself and others. The government has issued temporary legislation to address the virus outbreak and failing to comply with government advice could present you with severe penalties. As regulations change, it’s a good idea to seek professional guidance as Hiring risk consultants can help you ensure that your business remains compliant.

Adopt Strict Security Measures

Unfortunately, there are people out there looking to capitalize on the current pandemic crisis, and hackers are attacking vulnerable small businesses. If you want to protect your company and your employees, you’re going to want to ensure you have strict security measures in place for all company technology. Ideally, you should invest in a good VPN that your employees have to use whenever they access the internet for work in order to protect company data.

Another thing you should do is be wary of coronavirus related scams. The National Cyber Security Center has issued guidance to the public about the rise in coronavirus scams—this warning also applies to businesses. The best way to avoid these scams is to not click on any links provided to you or your employees in emails from unknown senders.

These are some of best ways to manage your business during the lockdown, and while it is a lot more challenging, there is the potential to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever before. Following the steps above will help to push your company through these challenging times and generate better performance in the future.


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by Harvey Carr // Harvey Carr is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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