As I sit in my backyard working on my laptop, I have been reflecting on the future of the office. For so many of us, the office has been our primary workplace since college. I think of it now as the place where we huddled to share ideas, high-fived successes and came together for team celebrations. Now, in the wake of the coronavirus, will it ever be the same?
It is the paradox of resilience that the very things that make us strong also can prevent us from being nimble during a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of how we have been doing business. If we look at businesses like nested Russian dolls, one system embedded inside another, we find clues to where change is needed if we are going to come back stronger from this crisis.
People’s ability to keep up their spirits is being put to the test during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health concerns, job concerns and disruptions to day-to-day routines have combined to create a challenging situation for Americans and for people throughout the world.
In the fight against the COVID-19 virus, businesses across Nevada and the U.S. are working to maintain productivity and to keep their employees on payroll. As businesses reopen to the public, it will be vital that golf courses, like mine, and others in Southern Nevada work together to drive the state’s economy.
On March 18, Nevada’s governor issued the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative. The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NVOSHA) followed suit by publishing a set of guidelines to support the March 18 Risk Mitigation Initiative. Those guidelines established social distancing protocols for essential businesses operating in the mining, construction and manufacturing industries. Since that time, as the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, so too have the various governmental agencies’ responses and plans, including those of NVOSHA.
Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, long lines outside grocery stores have been the norm in Nevada and across the country — with consumers hustling to get toilet paper, eggs and critical supplies. Given everything else we’re dealing with as a result of this crisis, we shouldn’t also have to worry about drastically overpaying for these essential items.
Many businesses are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, and while some may return to business as usual once the crisis is over, others may need to alter the way they think and operate in order to survive.
In times of uncertainty, the person who brings the most clarity adds the most value. I know you’re probably getting a lot of questions about the coronavirus. So, what I want to do, today, is share some talking points that you can use with your clients. This will help you be the calm in the storm.
The Nevada Legislature has enacted for a second time New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, providing some critical financing options to help local companies expand their businesses.
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting life in Nevada in a way that we have never really seen before. Gov. Steve Sisolak has demonstrated strong leadership in the face of this unprecedented public health crisis, declaring a state of emergency on March 13, and later announcing a set of COVID-19 risk mitigation initiatives, and most recently issuing emergency directives that have impacted Nevada businesses in significant ways.