Looking Ahead or Around

November 16th, 2020

With an uncertain market, is it best to look ahead or around?


Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing Inc.

During times of flux or uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring, sometimes the best route to take is to look ahead and sometimes it is best to just look around. Jobs, schools, businesses all face the same uncertainty and much is out of our hands as to what may happen next. Often, people try to predict what will happen next so they may better prepare for what next means. That can mean stocking up on toilet paper, or buying or selling stocks, or spending more time with family and friends. Regardless how you look to the future or what you predict the big challenges will be, it is still important to stop looking forward every so often and look around.

There will always be holidays of some sort approaching. There will be get-togethers and meals. There will be work done and work that needs to be done. So for now, take a look around. People still comment on the weather. People still think about what to do for dinner. People still want to lose that extra ten pounds. Regardless of everything else going on, people are still the same people. While someone may spend a bit less than in the past, there will still be birthday presents being bought. Christmas lights will still go up. Meals will still be prepared. And while we may not visit others so often, we can still connect through technologies that let us talk and see each other from afar.

This same idea holds true in business as well. While we may not be able to fly across the country regularly, expanding sales or business, we can still connect with most people and conduct business. In fact, looking around at what we can do right now with what we have is more than most people realize. This includes finding new products, interviewing new clients, and checking in with our partners. A company like SafeSourcing can help your business with this. We can help you source technologies that your staff might need, like laptops, cell phones, or software as a service. SafeSourcing can also help connect your business to other business with the supplies you might want or already buy.

For more information on ways we can with your procurement goals or projects, or on our Risk Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service RepresentativeWe have an entire team ready to assist you today.


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