This back-to-school season promises to be very special for entrepreneurs. Between the risk of reconfinement if the 4 th wave is more than expected, or the emergence of new challenges, opportunities that present themselves, it is clear that they will have much to do if they want not miss the train to success. Focus on certain issues and problems that will have the attention of managers.
Teleworking: a future sustainability?
The risk of a new confinement remains unlikely but a desire to generalize teleworking can see the light of day. Teleworking weighs on companies which have had to readjust at lightning speed since March 2019. While many have taken the turn and comply with health rules, it is clear that there are many employees who wish to continue this method of work. Between those who no longer want to come to the offices, those who wish to come only occasionally and those who wish to return to the old fashion, a real challenge exists for managers, particularly in terms of management. Generalized teleworking has undermined everything related to team building and some managers encounter difficulties in creating a team spirit remotely or in ensuring that employees are motivated. A major project naturally awaits companies in this field.
New technologies to be increasingly integrated
This is not new, but today new technologies are everywhere. Whether we are talking about communication, the product or service sold or even the internal functioning, there are only a few areas of the company that have not been affected by new working methods, particularly related to the use internet. Automation challenges are present everywhere today, as is the fact of working on a significant presence on the internet where the rules of the game have greatly evolved. Taking social networks into accountin particular as well as SEO and SEA has today become a problem for companies looking to stand out. There is no doubt that they will continue to shake up customer relations and that a need for an increased presence on the web will probably be felt.
Events that will start again.
If 50 million French people should be vaccinated by the end of August, it is especially the event part that should see the light of day again. Most business gift companies are currently drowning in orders and replenishment difficulties should soon become a reality, especially for those who do not anticipate placing an order but above all realizing that delivery times are no longer. those of the past. Everything related to freight is now delayed and it’s a safe bet that sectors such as business gifts are experiencing shortages on certain raw materials that are no longer shipped. Good anticipation for the start of the school year should make it possible to overcome this difficulty even if certain products are no longer available at all.
The resumption of activity and an accelerated pace
If companies have to prepare for one thing, it is the resumption of normal activity. Even though the end of June has started to look like the years before COVID for some businesses, others are just beginning to feel the effects of a health crisis that will go away. The teams must therefore be prepared for a recovery which could be done in force at the beginning of September or even at the beginning of October. It will therefore be necessary to anticipate requests so as not to end up underwater or submerge. Entrepreneurs will therefore have to manage teams well, especially for those who had not yet returned to the company physically.