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Ahead Of The Game: Gearing Up For The Summer


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How do you intend on dealing with the impending chaos that this summer is likely to bring? Here are a few tips on getting your business through the summer.

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Ahead Of The Game: Gearing Up For The Summer

  1. 1. Ahead of the game / Gearing up for the Summer Page 1 of 2 Gearing up for the Summer This summer is about as exciting as it gets when it comes to sport. The buzz is already alive and kicking, and that’s only set to increase as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games draws ever closer. But on the flip side, there’s also likely to be a lot of disruption to your business.Follow us on:
  2. 2. Ahead of the game / Gearing up for the Summer Page 2 of 2 1. Resourcing needsAside from the fact that the impending You need the right people, at the right place, at the right timechaos is more than likely a once-in- to keep your business on track throughout the Olympics. Make sure you have a plan of who your critical workersa-lifetime occurrence, we’re bringing are and where they’re going to be, and ensure they haveyou our five top tips on handling everything they need to get the job done. Check your overall resourcing plan, and talk to us now if you need to cover anytravel and attendance this summer. gaps.2. Absence 3. Travel disruptionMake sure your employees are clear on your absence policy It’s estimated that the Games will result in a extra 20 millionwell before the Games. Get teams to finalise holiday plans journeys around London alone. So if you’re based in or nearand cover at least a month in advance, and have a back-up the capital, or do a lot of business with organisations that are,plan in place to deal with the disruption of any unexpected you need to plan for travel disruption. The Olympics actuallyabsences. offers a great opportunity to explore alternatives to the daily commute; such as video conferencing and working from home.4. Flexible working 5. Eyes on the screenDust off your people policies to make sure you’re covered to There‘ll be some major moments across the Games thatmeet changes to regular working patterns. Can you cope if bring people together, so you need to decide what yourteam GB has a vital Gold Medal race in the middle of the internet policy is going to be. Will people be able to followworking day? Can you stagger hours to give the greatest events through the media during work time? Decide whatnumber of people the chance to watch? Can people work from works for your business, then communicate this to yourhome or offices close to home? Remote working might not be workplace so they’re completely clear. Just make sure thispossible if you run a factory, or if your business is built on direct doesn’t discriminate against anyone, and reflects the fact thatcustomer interaction, but there will be ways to ease the strain. not everyone will be interested in the Games.Follow us