Pandemic Parachute: A few short months ago, we were all living normal, busy & profitable lives. Now, activities once taken for granted—are temporarily on hold. Anxiety levels have increased dramatically however it is possible to put it in perspective & soften the landing so to speak.
Individuals who manage risk for living developed a standardized "unit" to assess risk, known as a micromort to assist in putting risk into perspective; The micromort units for Covid 19 are actually quite mild in comparison to bull riding, bobsled racing or Banzai skydiving for example.
[There is a fundamental lesson here; Don't panic, remain calm & take a moment to consider your options.]
A parachute analogy in response to Covid 19 is appropriate at this stage. If you made it this far go ahead - pull the ripcord;
Taking certain steps can flatten the curve somewhat along with specific measures you can take to start stabilizing as we attempt to re-establish some semblance of normal. [However is important to realize that it is best to proceed cautiously.]
Consider a simple 5-step review of your;
The coming months will be challenging for most CRE enterprises. However planning ahead and finding the right solutions to deal with COVID-19 issues for your office space or commercial building can help you;
Optimize your footprint
Evaluate your property footprints & health risks across your portfolio.
Improve both on-site & remote work environments
Enhance executive & employee morale
How does a CRE business maintain cash flow while keeping employees safe?? 2 practical response principles clearly stand out;
Educating employees on new protocols & taking steps to make the return-to-work experience orderly: the following points merit consideration:
· Work remotely or telecommute where possible. [Staggered entry can minimize contact by having employees arrive in small groups every 20 minutes & limiting gatherings in common spaces with videoconferencing in separate rooms]
· Travel; Review various transportation modes employees use to travel; shuttle buses, carpooling & ridesharing may be alternatives worth considering.
The point here is that you are doing your best to stay right on top of it!
In addition, keep your employees up to speed as well with regular communication updates.
How should your pandemic parachute function?
It sounds simple however it does require some thought; the best course of action is to focus on the basics like ensuring continuity, & doing your best to keep up morale in the interest of your executive team, employees & customers. [Stay safe!]