Over the past few weeks, there is no doubt that Australia, and the world, has witnessed the most devastating bushfires this country has ever seen. It is predicted that these bushfires are likely to continue over the next few months.

It will be hard for many of us to return to work this year while parts of our country are still burning. The end to 2019, and the start of a new decade, has already seen tragic loss of life, loss of wildlife, property, farming and local businesses. For many of these affected areas, people will soon start to return home or back to work. However, their homes and businesses will be unrecognisable. The impact on our environment, and the ongoing effects, are difficult to comprehend. Some of Australia’s history and heritage areas will never be the same, and our hearts go out to all who are affected.

People, families and communities will be suffering from the after-effects of the fires, which may also include holidaymakers who had to escape the affected areas.

During this time, we have witnessed the efforts of those involved to protect our country, community and wildlife. In tragic times like this, it is amazing to see the courage, teamwork and commitment in people to support one and another to do the job they need to do, to the best of their ability. Our emergency services and volunteer firefighters should be saluted for their efforts.

We also have countries from all over the world coming to Australia to help with this devastating tragedy. It is amazing to see the generosity of people to the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Wildlife Associations as well as many supporting organisations making a difference for those who have been affected. Australians, and people from all over the world, are continuing to support these organisations, to raise money to help over the coming months.

As many companies in Australia return to work this week, it will be hard for some to get back in the swing of things while other areas of our country is still burning.

So how do you get your team 100% focused as everyone returns back to work over the next couple of days and weeks? One thing you need to communicate is we need to keep Australia’s economy moving and people employed. I think a good motivation for everyone returning is to spend some time, one on one or as a team, to decide what the company and staff could do to support this devastating tragedy. Also please note that if any of your staff, or their families or friends, have been affected by these devastating bushfires, then please seek advice on how you can help them with mental wellbeing.

As mentioned earlier, I think it is it is amazing to see the courage, teamwork and the commitment Australians have to support one and another while fighting these bushfires. I think every company, staff member and team could learn from the way these fighters have truly worked together. We have seen and heard how they have been commended for their cohesion in the most difficult times. In business, we all have our ups and downs, but one thing that we all strive for is great teamwork to serve our community and customers.

All KBA staff have returned to work this week and as a collective group, we have donated to the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Wildlife Victoria. Our team are 100% committed to help any person and organisation in need to get their business on track for 2020.

At KBA we are a team that are very passionate about taking businesses from good to great. If you are wanting help on how to improve on your company’s strategy, sales or staff in 2020 then contacts us today. We are here to help and assist you to achieve your company’s goals!

If you would like to help or want to know more about our services, please contact us at Key Business Advisors on 1300 4 ADVICE

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Colin Wilson

Director and founder, Colin Wilson drives Key Business Advisors with determination, passion, and motivation.

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