Projects to work on While Your Organization is Closed
Now is the time to be working on all the things that your organization has been putting off due to time. Organizations all across the world are being forced or recommended to close until further notice. As there is no official date where everything should be back to normal, many are uncertain what they should be doing in the meantime. Here are some recommendations on what your organization can be working on until they reopen.
One very important thing to utilize at this time is your social media accounts. Your patrons will be wondering how this situation is affecting your organization. It is important to keep everyone informed and updated with what is going on at your organization. As closing will no doubly have a negative effect on revenue, social media is a good place to bring this attention to your patrons. You can let people know the economic implications of the shutdown, which can possibly result in donations or other sources of temporary revenue. Also, with more people at home they are more likely to be online and on social media. This is a good opportunity to both give updates and to also advertise your organization to more people.
As this pandemic is going to affect many industries for a while, it is important to conduct research. This can include research on how ticket sales will be affected with months to come. Theaters should also look at which movies will be delaying releases, and how many productions are being postponed. If you had a current schedule lined up, it unfortunately will be affected, and this is a good time to get a head start on making changes.
Another task to focus on during this time is to keep up to date on anything needed for tax season. If there is any work you have been holding off on, now is the time to complete it. It may be a difficult time to work on any repairs and renovations due to the circumstances. However, if there are any changes that can realistically be made, no matter how minor, this would also be a good time to think about following through with them, as the properties will be vacant and available.
Lastly, keep in constant touch with your employees, and make sure they know what is going on. Assure them that they will be taken care of as best as possible. Do anything you can to consistently update them, and reduce any anxiety they may be facing from this situation.
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