Pay and promotion are no longer the most important motivators for a great many people. If you figure out the right motivators, your workforce will be the envy of your competitors.
Running a business “by the numbers” doesn’t take into account a workforce that has been hit this way and this pervasively. As my friend said, the pandemic has taken a society-changing proportion of people in both of my countries. Those of us who own and run businesses ought to adapt.
The FBI is late and incomplete in warning that it sees plans for armed ‘protests’ in DC and all 50 state capitols from 16 to 20 January. Ample evidence is in public view to show that 6 January was a prelude. Please stay safe if you can.
Westminster is trying not to sound too alarmed about this variant, but the consequences of letting it become rampant are ugly to contemplate. Instead of translating jargon myself, in this post I point you to someone else’s excellent work.
We see opportunity for 2021, growth instead of the hammering of 2020. But to accomplish that growth, we need to convert temporary make-do measures into methods of operation that are sustainable for the long term.
You don’t need an exotic plan. But with so much socializing at Christmas, it would be good to have a basic plan. Making it will cause you to review what you have on hand and fill in any gaps. Perhaps most importantly, it will simply help you feel prepared. Having a plan is amazingly reassuring.
This doesn’t look more lethal, but it may indeed be more contagious. So what we need to do is the same as before. We need to take the precautions we know we should take. Especially through the holiday break.
If ever there has been a year for 2020 vision, this is it, and those who understand the virus best are speaking in unison. Denying that virus access to you and your loved ones is the single best gift you can give this holiday season.
It looks like maybe we are lucky again and even this new variant doesn’t change the spike protein too much. But if you are tempted to ease up for the holidays, you might want to reconsider.
Within the bounds imposed by certain places having specialized capabilities, we should seek a balance about how and where we make things that is less brittle than the way we’ve been going about it.