Which one of these, if any, are you doing right now to keep your spirits up?

2020-03-19

NEARLY A THIRD SAY STAYING IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY IS KEEPING THEIR SPIRITS UP RIGHT NOW
Sample: c350 UK-based Senior Professionals, March 19th 2020

As Covid19 continues to unleash unprecedented challenges to people, communities and businesses across the UK, our latest Pulse suggests some of the best ways to stay positive at this time.

Nearly a third of those Pulsed are relying on technology to keep in touch with friends and family and about a quarter (26%) are focussing their efforts on helping the more vulnerable. As one respondent shared, "It’s the only logical thing to do to help," and another CEO said, "Because it's more positive than sitting around watching day time TV."

Some (13%) are avoiding panic buying and spending their time being more creative in the kitchen. This is not without frustration as one Director put it, "I was brought up to always have a tin/store cupboard so have stocks already. We have become too much of a 'just in time ' society and people taking more than they need are incredibly selfish."  A little under one in five (15%) offered a wide range of things you can do to mitigate and manage the impact. 

One CEO stated that he had, "Cancelled holiday plans/Written contingency plan/Written pandemic recovery plan/Communicated with staff/Communicated with Board/Communicated with stakeholders/Communicated with legal advisors/Communicated with contractors/Holding daily briefings/Established an internal comms system/Established external comms system/Following Government advice/Following NHS advice/At all times keeping safety and health of staff at forefront of all we do/Set up remote working/Set up video conferencing/Not panicking/Working as a team" - in short, brilliant advice.
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