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Life has changed! People have changed; they have a different mindset, different priorities and less purchasing power. Business will surely never be back to normal.

This content can’t apply to all businesses but it can surely be helpful to inspire some people and businesses perform better in downtimes that we are unfortunately witnessing.

Please feel free to share the content of this document; the point is to spread the word and support as many businesses as possible.

1. Remote leadership

Whether you are working alone or with a team, it’s time to spot the right people around you. You need people you can trust, whether employees or outsourced experts, the new era requires that you get surrounded with people you trust to help you make the right decisions and produce the best outcome in a different way. Keep in mind, leadership must be proven remotely now. You surely can do it, but you surely need to develop it.

  1. Be fit: mentally, physically and psychologically; financial fitness comes automatically.
  2. Stay focused on your goals
  3. Re-prioritize your life
  4. Be proactive!

2. Change your vision?

3. Continuous added values; Blue ocean strategy

4. Create a solid and helpful handbook/library

For each part of the process; you can also document that with videos to make them more user friendly.

5. Set up a formal (and informal) communication plans

  1. Of course many tools are available, you need to adapt each tool to every type of people you are communicating with
  2. Make sure you have all your needed documents available online with the right sharing/access rights.
  3. Divert the company phone if no one is available to answer
  4. Make sure to have project management tools and timesheet trackers to calculate the productivity of each person and the profitability of each client. (time-wise)
  5. Make sure to have a safe backup for all your documents online, and offline (agreements, official documents, etc. ). Scan/copy all important files.

6. New products and services

7. New tools to connect with clients

  1. Zoom
  2. Webex
  3. GoToMeeting
  4. Skype
  5. Hangouts
  6. Duo
  7. Whatsapp
  8. Viber (community)
  1. Good camera
  2. Good sound/ microphone
  3. Better live streaming machine
  4. Internet speed
  5. Isolated room
  6. Voice over IP

8. Tools to reach clients

  1. Office 365
  2. Mindmapping
  3. Camscanner
  4. Camcard
  5. Google forms
  6. Yamli
  8. Asana/Trello
  9. Slack
  10. Income v/s expenses
  11. Buffer
  12. Sparkpost
  13. Canva
  14. Pixlr
  15. Anydesk/teamviewer/ etc.

PS: We have chosen Odoo as our main platform because it integrates most of the mentioned modules’ functionalities. You can check it out at and we would be to help share our experience on how to best use it.

9. Remote team with different bylaws, timesheets and tools to connect

  1. Work from home employees experienced a 13% increase in productivity, reported higher levels of work satisfaction, and exhibited 50% lower levels of attrition than their Work from office counterparts.
  2. This equated to an additional $2000 profit per employee and an increase in total factor productivity of 20 to 30%.
  3. Seeing these results, management at CTRIP offered all their employees the option to WFH, which boosted the firm’s productivity by 22%.
  1. A deadline must never be crossed
  2. Business is serious even if working from home
  3. Customers must be served more than ever

10. Choose the right experts and get the best advice

11. Financial control and management

Click here to book your online meeting to help you implement all of the above.


Keep in mind that: Regular times are for regular people; tough times are for super leaders!

Keep expanding,


Jade W. Dagher
Certified Management Consultant, 

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