The attitude of action or proactive attitude is based on accepting the cyclical nature of crises and on an evolutionary and fluid vision of the economic and social system in which we live and in which the company operates. The manager or the proactive entrepreneur knows that after the storm the calm always returns and that fighting against the fury of the elements is rather useless, while the attention must be focused on containing the effects of the cataclysms without ever losing sight of the “after “. In this case, the entrepreneur and the manager are courageous captains who lead the vessel-company across seas, sometimes calm, sometimes stormy, facing one wave at a time, straight to the port where they are headed.
The proactive attitude, therefore, aims at the long-term perspective, looking to the post-crisis world as full of opportunities, which must be sought and built with creativity and planning. Even when the crisis makes its sharp teeth feel, whoever is in charge of the company (and perhaps anyone who is part of the organization) must continue to study, read, understand the reality that surrounds us and face it day after day with a positive spirit. The identification of opportunities leads to the development of new projects that can already be implemented or to be launched at later times, which determine immediate or future results.
This tendency to renew itself with changing environmental conditions must not be understood in the sense of completely revolutionizing the organizational structure or repositioning in the market with new products/services offered, rather on the basis of the opportunities that the market offers or will offer, new approaches will be imagined, new organizational formulas, new products / services that will harmoniously fit into the existing corporate structure, without distorting it.
In this sense, a hostel could for example decide to turn to the long stay market or to consider some dormitories as private rooms, it could decide to implement other services and turn to other markets such as developing study or coworking areas (COMING SOON: some tips about actions for hostels to take in facing the actual crisis), it could think on weaknesses or areas for improvement of its organization and devote itself to strengthening these areas, such as pondering the environmental impact and alternative management methods in a green perspective (COMING SOON: which are the hostels with a strong green awareness?).