It’s a great initiative from the two organisations to see how the local businesses community has coped in the current climate.
Simon Gould, from the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the initiative in the lead up to R U OK? Day:
The Results are In
This check in used the anonymous wheel feature we launched in August to encourage participation and start a conversation in the local community.
Summary results are provided below and full details of the segment descriptions are provided below:
Results showed the Penrith community was performing strongest in relation to managing productivity and communication with staff, and managing staff wellbeing during the business interruptions. The community was also highly appreciative of government support that had been available.
The community showed lower scores for adjusting marketing efforts and putting in place new business strategies to cope with the new challenges.
The community’s lowest scores were in relation to having strategies in place to cope with the economic challenges anticipated in the coming months, and managing the physical wellbeing of business leaders during this time.
This is valuable feedback that will help the two organisations better support their members.
A Quick and Easy Way to Engage
Gai Hawthorn, CEO of Penrith CBD Corporation found the experience quick and easy engage with the local community through iyarn:
Starting an Important Conversation
iyarn founder Lockie Cooke was stoked to help the Penrith community and looks forward to future conversations.
More Information on Check Ins for Your Community
The Penrith Business Community were enthusiastic early adopters of iyarn’s check ins. They’s focus was building a check in to help them understand the health of the local business community and better target their services and resources.
A demonstration of their check in is below.
The check in used the following segments:
During Covid-19 have you pivoted your marketing to meet the challenges?
How well have you managed your physical wellbeing during Covid-19?
How integral has the government support been to your business during Covid-19?
With changing working arrangements due to Covid-19, how well have you managed productivity and communication with your staff?
Do you have business strategies in place to cope with the economic challenges anticipated in the coming months?
How well are you coping with the Covid-19 restraints and regulations placed on your business?
How well have you managed you and your staffs wellbeing during Covid-19?
Want More Information?
Contact us if you’d like more information on how you can start a conversation in your community.