It’s April 2020, and Coronavirus is continuing to have a significant effect on business around the world. Business models are being re-worked, work cultures adapting, remote or distant engagements are becoming strategic.
Some organizations are adapting better than others. Among the difficult times, there are examples of businesses that are not only adapting, but doing so in a way that is helping the world overcome this unprecedented pandemic.
We want to bring you three examples of household brands that have used their technology, product, infrastructure or offering to help and support communities through COVID-19.
McDonald’s has leveraged their drive through infrastructure to offer everyday essentials such as bread and milk. This allows customers to pick up essentials quickly in a more convenient, fast, safe and contact-free way.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 90% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local businessmen and women. McDonald’s & franchisees employ 1.9 million people worldwide, what did they do in order to continue driving sales?
With the drive-thru infrastructure in place for most restaurants, Maccas have used this as an opportunity to help communities get everyday essentials to reduce contact with others. The convenience here is key but it’s also helping to drive down the risk of contracting Coronavirus and helping flatten the curve. The fewer people and contact right now, the better for everyone.
Proactiveness during these difficult and uncertain times helps those creative thinkers reshape business offerings whilst remaining innovative.
COVID-19 has had an impact on McDonald’s Australia:
And McDonald’s has stated that it will cover sick leave for any employees at corporate-owned locations who are asked to quarantine for two weeks.
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Dyson, a tech-savvy company has placed the brand in a position to save lives, in just 10 days. How? Dyson employees designed and created 15,000 ventilators to help save those fighting COVID-19 patients, after the UK expressed fears of a shortage.
In 2012, Dyson was a company with only 3,120 people. Today in 2020, they’re over 12,500. The future is bright and the next few years are set to be their busiest yet as they continue to innovate and disrupt with new categories, new machines and launch more demo stores all over the world. They never have and never will stand still.
Dyson is an example of a company “using its expertise” to “save lives”, the technology company designed and developed new ventilators for COVID–19 patients in just 10 days.
British manufacturers were under pressure to meet the increased volume and demand for ventilators to combat COVID-19. In total, Dyson is to build 15,000 ventilators for UK hospitals to date.
Even before Coronavirus, Domino’s was known as the tech company that sells pizza. They did not rely on people coming into their brick and mortar spaces to sell pizza – you could open an app on your phone, tap, track and receive your pizza at the door fast. Domino’s became one of the first companies to introduce zero-contact ordering and delivery. This set the importance of being innovative in a bid to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 or not, people will still want pizza. To reduce the risk of face-to-face contact and provide a service in a timely manner, Domino’s put changes in place.
Domino’s has been up-to-speed with technology for a number of years now. The systems and processes in place ensure a huge volume of pizzas can be ordered, made and delivered to customers in record time. This competitive advantage has set the bar for numerous companies to follow suit.
Domino’s comments “All of our stores follow strict food safety and hygiene procedures, including regular handwashing, sanitization and wearing gloves when making pizzas. Our pizzas are then cooked in an oven that exceeds 260 degrees Celsius and is not touched again by human hands.”
“If offering the option of a Zero Contact Delivery gives our team members and customers peace of mind, then it’s a step we’re willing to take.”
By taking the approach to continue driving business has naturally increased the demand for delicious goods. As the business continues to run the pizza chain looks to hire 10,000 employees across the U.S and look to do the same across other countries too. Domino’s has made some changes in addition to adding workers, the pizza chain has also made some procedural changes. All stores can now execute contactless delivery, though stores remain open for order pickup for customers who still want that.
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