From the CEO: The future is uncertain. Let's build it together.

by Nicki

When challenges arise, its good to know were all in this together.

It’s a magnificent understatement to say that as Americans, as businesses, as people with families and friends, we find ourselves in uncertain times. 

That’s why it’s so important for us to remind ourselves of who we are and what we value – and to act accordingly.

In times of uncertainty, as in times of “normalcy,” we strive to act in a way that carries out our mission: to help you make an impact on the world. That means rolling up our sleeves and adjusting our plans with you, helping you navigate unfamiliar territory and putting you in the best position possible not only to survive this season, but to thrive in the next.

 

Screenshot of Lifeblue staffers on a conference call

 

A new J.D. Power survey showed that in just two weeks, from Feb. 28 to March 14, the percentage of people who were not planning to make any changes to how they live as a result of the coronavirus threat fell sharply, from 35 percent to 17 percent. 

That means more than four out of five people surveyed now are making plans to change something about how they live. 

The survey also found:

  • The number of people who say they plan to go to restaurants less often rose from 24 percent to 44 percent.
  • The number of people planning to go to large events less often climbed from 25 percent to 47 percent.
  • The number of people planning to order products online for home delivery jumped from 12 percent to 28 percent.

Those changes will affect your business in a major way, too.  

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs

 

At Lifeblue, we may have become a remote workforce overnight, but rest assured we are right beside you. While our team members are hunkered down, working to make the immediate changes needed to help you keep up with daily developments, know that we also are watching the horizon, looking for the lessons that will help us build your next strategy.

I’m proud of the way our team has responded to our changing environment. We’re over-communicating, sharing best practices and looking out for one another. We’re giving our best efforts to make sure we care for our partners and ourselves at the same time. (We’ve even kept our company culture alive through online meetups, including a virtual version of our weekly lunch-and-learn.)

Necessity is the mother of invention, after all, and we are determined to use this challenge to innovate and evolve for the better.

Nicki Purcell is CEO of Lifeblue. Sign up here to get her insights in your inbox. Follow Lifeblue on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.