The entire business community is facing an unprecedented challenge. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has escalated to become a global pandemic in recent weeks and this has created a volatile environment for everyone – from local traders to international airlines.
While working away from the crowds in the countryside may feel like a safer environment that’s less exposed to the threat of coronavirus than most, agricultural businesses are facing some unique challenges and dilemmas during this crisis.
Updated 18.03.20: We recognise that as business owners many of you will have concerns around coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it may impact your employees and operations. To assist we have produced this guidance note, including a FAQ section, to help with the day to day issues.
With the day to day pressures of business, the most common method of dealing with process inefficiency and breakdown is through firefighting. We often end up focusing solely on the immediate glaring symptoms of a problem and we overlook the bigger picture.