“When the fisherman cannot go out to sea, he spends his time repairing the fishing nets” – Nabil Sabio Azadi (Iranian artist)
The STC work team, Europe’s leading supplier of aftermarket rubber and metal parts for the automotive sector, wants the best for its customers and suppliers. These are difficult times for all of us, in which we are forced to be separated, but that doesn’t mean that we are not with you. We hope that you and yours are all well, and this situation happens as soon as possible. As we already reported a few days ago through an official statement, at STC we maintain our activity due to social responsibility.
Even though your business is closed and you think that you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, these weeks of stop are a good opportunity to face pending tasks, and thus take advantage of time that we normally don’t have with the stress of day to day. Here is a list of ideas to convert this time in productive:
Digitize your company
It’s about using technology to improve processes and discover business opportunities. You can generate a plan for social networks, create or improve your website, or start an SEO strategy. This will be a giant step tocompete with more tools in the post-crisis stage.
Square your accounts
These days can be a good time to update and organize documents such as a company’s general ledger or everything related to the annual accounts (the balance sheet, the profit and loss account or the accounting report, among others). So, when everything starts, your accounting will be up to date.
Investigate your market
A market study allows companies to better understand competitors and potential customers. The objective of doing so is to seek opportunities for improvement in the way in which the needs of customers are met and to anticipate the competition, offering a unique and valuable product.
Make an internal communication plan
Establishing internal communication protocols avoids the nervousness of workers in situations of change, new additions or staff adjustments. Therefore, these days can be a key moment to study how to improve communication channels with your employees.
Evaluate security and cleanup protocols
This coronavirus crisis can be a before and after in the way that many companies observe these procedures. Among the most important and lasting advantages of generating a health and safety plan are avoiding sick leave and boosting employee motivation.
Make a contingency plan
It’s about tracing a set of alternative procedures to normal operations, which allows us to respond quickly in the event of incidents, accidents or states of emergency. Surely from this situation we have learned better ways to manage it if it were to recur.
Study a course
Surely on many occasions you have thought that there is an interesting course that would help you continue growing professionally, but normally you don’t have time. In addition, many are the companies that now offer totally free distance training. Take advantage of confinement time to learn new skills.
Organize your warehouse
If your activity allows you to be open, but you hardly have a job, this is the opportunity to face a great challenge such as reorganizing your company’s warehouse. Taking an inventory would be the first step, but you have been thinking for years about giving a radical change to how you locate your products and this is the moment.
Key concepts to face a crisis
Having an optimistic attitude amid so much uncertainty is difficult, but there are some points of view that can help us fly over these situations or even take advantage of them in a concrete way.
The word crisis comes from the Greek κρίσις (krisis) and as a verb it means to separate or decide. Crisis is something that breaks and requires analysis, it forces us to reflect.
In Chinese the word crisis is translated as 危机 (Wei Ji), with two characters. The first is Wei, which means threat, and the second is Ji, opportunity.
A scene is not the movie, it is just part of a larger context. Sometimes a scene can be sad but the entire movie is a comedy.
Not becoming a drift board, it stays afloat but moved by external factors. As difficult as it may be, we can always take decisions.
Fondata nel 2000, STC è un’azienda che si occupa della progettazione, produzione e distribuzione di ricambi e accessori in gomma e metallo di marchi automobilistici nazionali e internazionali. Si è sempre contraddistinta per la sua alta qualità, il livello di servizio e la disponibilità in stock.