Character World’s Danny Schweiger on how the huge challenges everyone has faced have also created a more empathetic culture.
All this week, LicensingSource.net will be catching up with a selection of licensees across key categories to ask them how their businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 and what conversations the industry needs to be having to aid recovery.
Today: Danny Schweiger, joint md, Character World.
“As most organisations restructure to make themselves relevant to the new world, all businesses will need to re-prioritise and work smarter than ever before.
We are all also facing many threats over the coming months including a potential second wave, future lockdowns and let’s not forget Brexit developments. Probably the biggest concern will be when government furlough support ends.
Coming together as a licensing community in person at exhibitions might be a challenge in the next 12 months, which won’t help as there is no replacement for face to face meetings.
Besides learning more flexible effective ways of Zoom working, I have really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know people better as they relax in their own homes.
From a business point of view the huge challenges we have all faced have created a more empathetic culture, while personally it is has been a fantastic opportunity to enjoy living at a slower pace while recalibrating the balance to my life.”