The COVID-19 pandemic has made life crazy over the past year, with things changing drastically for everyone. With the introduction of vaccines, many places are starting to transition into some level of what life was like before COVID. But with these transitions, a lot of businesses aren’t sure how to move forward. But no worries! We’ve got some tips on how you can easily transition into a post-COVID world.
Step one is to evaluate. Look at what restrictions and guidelines are still in place in your area and state. This will help you understand what limitations might still affect your business and the transitioning process.
These aren’t the only things you need to evaluate. Take a look at what practices and procedures were put into place at your business during the pandemic. Are there things you want to continue doing? Some that you don’t? A little of both? This allows you to see what has been working and what hasn’t and gives you the opportunity to discuss what you want to continue doing going forward.
Once you’ve evaluated things, it’s time to make a plan. Break it down into different levels based on what works for you and your business. Decide on certain goals that have to be met before moving into the next part of the plan. This will help you make the transition as smooth as possible.
It’s also a good idea to meet with your staff and discuss their thoughts and feelings on how and when things should be done. They can offer insight and different perspectives that you might not have considered. Remember that every business’s plan is going to be different and to do what makes sense for yours.
There is no set timeline or deadline for this. And there’s not really a set standard of what ‘normal’ is anymore. Do what’s best for you and your shop and have patience. Be kind to yourself and your staff. Take your time and have fun!
Life has been crazy and will still be crazy for a little bit longer, but it’s going to be okay! Try the tips above and do what’s best for your business and you’ll be fine!
Dani James is a Marketing Specialist and writer for Atwill Media. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communications from Arkansas State University with focuses in Public Relations, Advertising, and Social Media Management.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book, and watching The Office.