If you listened to last week’s episode, get ready to zoom out, spin around, and question it all. Blood, sweat, and tears. It’s all here because it’s pretty amazing what can happen in a week, salty friends. The crew, along with Sanda (Dylan’s amazing partner at The Float Shoppe and in life) comes back together to hash out what they’re feeling, what they’re doing, and how they’re handling the way events have unfolded in the last week with the COVID-19 virus. If you’re debating closing, you’ll hear the thought process each person went through in order to arrive at the decision to stay open or close their center – from the size of the center, number of employees, and how people get to work.
Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 – it has so many names, and just as many stances to take. Are you a prepper? Avoider? Non-believer? Or just a float center owner who needs to be prepared to handle your business in this uncertain time?
In this episode, we invited a special guest, Jason MacDonald to join us to talk about what we, as owners, should and shouldn’t do. Jason is an industry advocate who has spoken at past Float Conferences, and he is a Health inspector in Canada.
Jason dispels some misinformation and shares his general perspective about how the virus is spread and how float centers are already well-equipped to keep the public safe. (He even drops a few one liners that you could use for marketing campaigns!) While there’s a lot of uncharted territory with COVID-19, Jason sheds light on what to look for in your cleaning and disinfecting products to make sure you’re doing just that. Tip: contact/dwell times matter.
Dylan, Gloria, Drew, and Kim then chat about what they’re each doing onsite for their cleaning routines, staff communications, and public messaging. Some are holding out, and some are shouting from the rooftops. In which camp will you fall after hearing it all here?
Force of Nature
The crew discuss the pitfalls of employee management and brainstorm ways to improve morale, employee output and overall cohesion.
There are murmurs of a new hope for the FTA as Beth Jones joins the podcast and discusses how the FTA awakens anew.