Running Operations In The Era Of Social Distancing by MER Patrimony

Running Operations In The Era Of Social Distancing.

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Who would have thought that the world we knew would change in such a short space of time? Because of COVID, almost every country worldwide had to take severe measures to protect their citizens from sickness and death: borders closed, domestic and international flights were canceled, hotels and hostels no longer available for booking, etc. The complete lockdown was an extreme but necessary measure but it also had its impact on economies and businesses.

Even though companies are doing their level best to stay afloat now, the lockdown restrictions impose hurdles that are not so easy to overcome. One of such restrictions, or safety measures, is social distancing. Social distancing affects retail shops, cafes, restaurants, gyms, and supermarkets the most. So, how are we, MER Patrimony, a group of innovative luxury brands, running our business now, and what can you learn from us?

Even though companies are doing their level best to stay afloat now, the lockdown restrictions impose hurdles that are not so easy to overcome. One of such restrictions, or safety measures, is social distancing. Social distancing affects retail shops, cafes, restaurants, gyms, and supermarkets the most. So, how are we, MER Patrimony, a group of innovative luxury brands, running our business now, and what can you learn from us?

Move Your Business Online — Make It an Innovative Company

 

MER Patrimony is a conglomerate of innovation brands that includes exclusive expensive wines, spirits, traveling, and hospitality services.

We work with wineries that produce sophisticated and elite wine and other alcoholic drinks to cater to the needs of wine connoisseurs and people who appreciate strong beverages. While it’s highly improbable for people to visit a winery and taste wine there during the pandemic, the demand for good wine is still there. We, therefore, decided to go online and provide our customers with an opportunity to purchase their favorite wine on the internet, via Instagram and other official websites. All this was done in a bid to adapt to this new and challenging reality. The move to take our business online reflects that we are an innovative company.

Our advice here is plain simple — if you have something to sell, like beverages, sportswear, or anything that can be sold on the web, digitize your business, position yourself as a forward-thinking company, and go online immediately. 

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Consider Taking the Most out of Technology

 

You can make your business a real innovative company by accepting technology. The latest technological tools have become indispensable for many entrepreneurs in lots of business spheres. They will let you streamline business processes from any place in the world with your distributed teams. Consider technology, such as video conferencing platforms, customer relationship management systems, project management systems, could call-centers so that you and your staff members can collaborate with each other and your clients more efficiently and effectively.

Hospitality Industry In The Era Of Social Distancing

Prepare for Taking New Safety Measures

 

While people are getting their anti-Covid vaccines, it’s unlikely that coronavirus will be eradicated for good. With the looks of things, it seems that the Coronavirus might become the seasonal flu in the future, according to WebMD. In other words, the virus is here to stay.

On the bright side, there’s a high chance that the hospitality and tourism industry will be restored, which means that the receiving of guests will continue regardless. The most important thing, for now, would be to provide safety to your clients whenever they visit. Your staff members will have to be regularly tested for the virus or any other malaises to make sure that all guests are safe. Such precautions are a must in industries where people interact with one another in a physical place — such as traveling, hospitality, entertainment, or catering. 

We run multiple places where people love to relax, travel to, and have a good time: Cafes, bars, pubs, guest houses, private charters, etc. Such businesses involve a high degree of contact between people and therefore all stakeholders have to be quite diligent when it comes to safety measures. So, if you run something such a business, ensure you do not compromise when it comes to the safety of your clients and your staff. Provide regular medical checkups, and ensure that all your patrons and staff are vaccinated where applicable. 

When running your pubs, hotels, wineries, and other places, you can follow these rules:

  • All your employees should wear protective gear
  • Your staff should have mandatory temperature checks
  • You should put visible marks on the floors to indicate safe distancing
  • You should place seats and tables in a zigzag pattern to maintain social distancing
  • You should follow mandatory hand sanitation and provide places and necessary items for handwashing and sanitation
  • You should reduce the number of sits and tables to maintain social distancing

Also, you can pay your attention to the next points:

  • Ventilation systems work after each meal
  • Table linen is changed after each guest
  • All the placements are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. 

Taking New Safety Measures - safety to your clients | MER

Digitize Your Cafe, Bar, or Restaurant

 

In the era of social distancing, it’s important to limit the number of physical contact with various things in an eating place. And one of the things that clients come in contact with almost always is a menu, which is part and parcel of any restaurant business. But it might be a great source of coronavirus contamination as multiple visitors can use it within a day. 

And menus are really hard to sanitize. In this case, you can either provide each user with a personal copy of a menu, which is both expensive and can cause damage to the environment; or you can find new ways to provide excellent service to your customers. 

What we would suggest is the digitalization of your menu. It’s easy and will not cost a fortune for your business — you can use QR-codes on your tables or bar counter. Your visitors will only use their mobile phones to scan the QR-code that will directly lead to your menu. You can either link it to your website or have a PDF-file. 

Or you can use software development services to create an application that will help you provide your menu in a more efficient and stylish way. 

Use QR-codes on tables or bar counter of a cafe or restaurant | MER

Follow the Rules 

 

No matter where you run your business — follow the government policy of the country you operate in and the guidelines of the World Health Organization. Remember, that simple measures can and will save not only your business but people who help you create it and make it strive — your customers and employees. 

This is how we run operations in the era of the greatest uncertainty the planet has faced for the last dozens of years. And these simple guidelines on how to run your business will definitely help you and your company to stay afloat.

Use of antiseptics - safety for your customers | MER

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