The Coronavirus spread has impacted every industry and has forced workers to rethink, recalibrate and react in various ways.
I sat down with the CEO of one of Africa’s leading fashion designers and retailers, CLAN, to hear how they are coping with the implications of a worldwide pandemic and how they are adapting to the challenges.
I wasn’t prepared for the passion through which CEO, Teni Sagoe used to respond but I was ready to take it all in.
If COVID-19 has proved anything, it’s that not one part of the world is immune to the impact of a pandemic.
As coronavirus spread with unprecedented speed around the globe, President Buhari was forced to put in place regulations guiding social distancing, isolation and a mandatory lockdown.
CLAN was one of the first businesses to enforce the #stayhome movement.
How long have you felt the impact of COVID and in what ways?
Can you briefly break down the challenges facing you right now as a business?
What areas of your business have been affected the most?
How has the COVID-19 lockdown affected your staff and their output?
What advice do you have for workers stuck at home?
What do you hope the next 3-6 months of the year will look like?
In what ways do you need support and from who?
‘I hear a trademark for Adire has been registered in China.Imagine that, our heritage!’
‘Strategy comes first. Money should be a secondary conversation.’
What steps are you taking to mitigate/combat the impact of COVID?
How do you think your industry will change locally/internationally?
‘Where there is a will, there is a way!’
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono