Innovation, the key word for any business. How to reach our chosen audience in a way that others haven’t yet? Current worries, how can every company keep their innovative approach when we are in lockdown and managing plain old life? At KATO, we struggle the same as I’m sure we all are, with a mix of mums, dads and newly discovered TV addicts. Are we setting ourselves up for a mountain of new content to complete when normality of long journeys to meetings return? KATO have released this blog, we started a Tips & Tricks vlog and are working harder on our social media outreach. Will this be manageable after lockdown?

With companies going back into work, albeit slowly, we are starting to consider how we can support our local communities, colleagues and members getting back into the new normal. So, what do we need to be thinking about?

Holiday requests?

We are anticipating lots of winter holidays this year, are we ready for the big return to work and with members of staff finding time to regain the missed summer days out? Have we managed to retain staff numbers to manage demand?

Mental health?

It’s easy to fall back into old habits, expecting turn around times on reports, have we got the support in place? Have companies considered the new ways of working, will they will be implemented? How many offices will return in full force? Have we got an understanding of how many independent child care companies have stopped running?

Physical Fitness?

Exercise can be a wonderful way to improve your mood and enable you to gather your thoughts at the same time as keeping fit for your own motivation.

When you engage in high-intensity exercise, your body and brain produce hormones that have a positive impact on your mood, memory, energy levels, and sense of well-being. Some of these are known as endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals. They can result in the “runner’s high” that joggers talk about.

After a good workout, your muscles are tired, but you feel more relaxed. You may also feel a sense of accomplishment, which boosts your self-confidence and improves your sense of well-being. Thanks to your workout, the pent-up tension and stress in your muscles and your mind are reduced.

Managing calendars?

How many meetings will continue to take place online? Will we be going back to a jampacked schedule of meetings across the county to meet demand?

This is without managing the restart of our apprentices & trainees

These are just a few points that we need to consider, KATO is here to support you during this difficult time.