(WASHINGTON – April 11, 2020) – COVID-19 has changed the world overnight. As America’s governors have generally pushed social distancing, not everyone complies. Recently, despite efforts to control crowds, an historic food spot, Captain’s White Seafood City, was closed down after a photo of the crowd went viral. DC officials stated that the business must come up with a better system to deal with the crowd. Once they do, they should be able to re-open.
Well, COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed things for most people in business. I imagine those who do business mostly online won’t have as much a concern. However, most business owners have any number of issues to address. And sometimes, as was the case with Captain White’s, one’s best efforts are still not good enough.
A lesson for me is always having the ability to turn on the dime. I am a firm believer that those who are first to adapt are least likely to go out of business. On the contrary, I also believe that those who fail to adjust become the first to be extinct. This is enunciated by the era of social media.
Most people couldn’t foresee times like these. Not in America. Yet, other countries have seen more than their share of pandemics and natural disasters. These are mostly unforeseen. So, another lesson is being of the mindset that we never know what might happen. Yet, we still need a plan.
This goes for businesses, but it also goes to everyone alive. The proverbial “what if” scenario.
Just a thought! Do stay safe, wash your hands, keep your distance, and stay vigilant. Prayerfully, … “this too shall pass”!