Dr. Dennis Nturibi

This week we shall focus on business continuity. For clarity so that everyone can understand, I shall use an imaginary company called XYZ Ltd.

In the current Covid-19 environment, XYZ is struggling to understand how to respond to this crisis. They have 100 employees, and 80 of them are critical for production and business continuity. XYZ have advised those who can to work from home to do so, but they still have 75 employees coming into the office every day. They also have about 10 to 15 visitors coming in daily, a huge drop from the initial 40 per day.

XYZ’s CEO is having sleepless nights because business has really dropped in one week! He is concerned that he might have to lay off 80% of his workforce. He is also concerned about having confirmed Covid-19 cases within the company, as they have a very active distributorship chain for delivery of finished product within the East African market.

They are now screening all employees and visitors at the gate with an infrared thermometer and watching out for any with a temperature above 37 degrees Celsius. They have also purchased and installed over 100 sanitizer dispensers across the whole premises and almost all employees are working with masks all day. Despite this, employee morale is at an all-time low, with fear, panic and animosity being the predominant emotion among the whole plant. Most of the employees are resentful that they must stay in Nairobi and continue working while their friends from other companies have traveled upcountry.

Questions of Concern:
1. How do I protect myself, my employees and my company?
2. How do we stay productive in this environment?
3. What if the worst happens? How bad can it get? How long is this pandemic expected to continue.

There are some solutions, as will be explored in the follow up session on Risk Assessment & Mitigation for The Covid-19:

For example
1. How to undertake a health risk assessment and make informed decisions.
2. How to implement prevention & mitigation measures, and what is the difference between the two.
3. Need to develop a business continuity plan.
4. How to e explore alternative and innovate ways to produce & deliver your product and service.

For access to the session on Risk Assessment & Mitigation for Covid-19, please see details below:

Covid-19 Health Risk Assessment & Mitigation Training 

Date: Thursday 26th March Time: 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Venue: Zoom Application
Done by: Dr. Dennis Nturibi, AskADoc
Cost: KShs. 1,000 per attendee

Payment: To till number 7087449. Send Mpesa confirmation message (by midnight on Wednesday 25th March) to +254 780 580800 or +254 741 580800 to receive access credentials.

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