The Esports Club co-founder uses Spotify to break WFH monotony; calendar widget reminds him of football games

Arya always had a powerful workstation at home.

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Arya feels a good tablet or laptop is extremely useful to be able to work around the house.
Ishaan Arya, co-founder, The Esports Club, shares how he uses his gadgets for work and entertainment.

Screen time

“Working from home, I’m spending more time with my PC in web calls or on Discord, where we have our team meetings and work updates. Given that there is less ‘office time’ and it’s all a bit fluid, I find myself spending more time on mobile devices, catching up on emails, speaking with clients, partners and vendors throughout the day.”

Gadgets of choice

“The two gadgets that I can’t live without are my computer and the phone. All the work I do on my office laptop is synced with my work/battle station at home, so I can pick up exactly where I left off.”

“Currently, I am using an Iqoo 3 handset. I am interested in the device because of its impressive processor, battery life and gaming trigger on the side. It’s a solid performer despite shortcomings in the OS and UI departments. My most used gadget is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ which makes working around the house a little easier.”

Matchday calendar

“For work, I use Outlook, Microsoft Teams and other MS Office apps to get all my documents, trackers, presentations ready for work. I don’t use any app to organise my day, just the Outlook calendar widget for meeting timings. It also reminds me when the Premier League football matches are on.”

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Convenience over utility
“I’ve tried Fitbit and a few smartwatches. While they’re exciting at first with notifications, fitness tracking and messages on your wrist, keeping a track of them and remembering to charge them is a nightmare. I think new gadgets need to become a bit more functional and easier to manage before making life easier.”

Home office essentials
“Having been a broadcaster in my early days, I’ve always had a powerful workstation at home. It has definitely made the work from home transition easier. A good tablet or laptop is extremely useful to be able to work around the house. I recommend that one should also get a Prime Music or Spotify subscription. Otherwise working from home can get monotonous.”

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Whether the pandemic ends within a month or two or stretches into the long-term, business owners need to be ready to adapt and make changes to their business strategy in order to weather the storm and beyond. Here are a few tips to start implementing and planning form the CEOs.

Whether the pandemic ends within a month or two or stretches into the long-term, business owners need to be ready to adapt and make changes to their business strategy in order to weather the storm an..
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- Drive Innovation in every aspect of the business

- Absorb and accept technology in your organization to take your product to the customers

- Take initiative and bring smarter consumer propositions to take care of worries of a consumer while buying property

- Reskill your teams for the new scenarios

- Mitigate risk and judicious cash management. Most importantly stay positive during this time.
- Drive Innovation in every aspect of the business- Absorb and accept technology in your organization to take your product to the customers- Take initiative and bring smarter consumer propositions to..
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- In order to mitigate any risks, it is important for companies to adapt to a new set of rules while being careful with tracking expenses against the revenue status, checking the feasibility of the business model, and planning policies for the next quarter

- There needs to be a diligent revision of sales, revenue goals and product timelines along with a new operating plan in place. Companies should strategize and communicate transparently with the stakeholders and customers to understand their perception of the products/services being offered.

- Also, to avoid bitterness with the contracted parties, companies should give sufficient notice to the vendors, suppliers and landlords in case of any delay in the payments.

- When it comes to the capital, companies should stay patient with fundraising. Considering the criticality of the situation, investors may take longer than usual to make funding decisions after following stringent diligence procedures.
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Cost Monitoring: Always monitor your cost and get as lean as possible even when you are not having liquidity challenges. Also, keep an eye on your balance sheet. The better you manage your cash the better your business plans will work out.

Contingency Planning: Planning always saves you from the worst case scenarios. Always have Plan B and if possible Plan C also so that if something goes sideways, your company will not be hit hard as it will be saved by your contingency plans.

Quick Decision Making: Never delay in making decisive decisions in times of trouble. And never be shy about seeking help from outside.

Communicate with Customers: Try to communicate with customers and let them know that they and their reviews on your products matter. Improve and do the changes accordingly, if needed.

Internet: Go online as much as possible because it always helps to reach customers who we cannot tap through offline or other forms of marketing.

Keep Striving: Keep striving to come on top of the industry of which your company is a part of.
Cost Monitoring: Always monitor your cost and get as lean as possible even when you are not having liquidity challenges. Also, keep an eye on your balance sheet. The better you manage your cash the b..
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Innovation: Understand changing customer requirements and incorporating the same in one’s product and offerings is important. For instance, an energy drink can innovate to launch an immunity-building beverage, an e-commerce firm can endeavour to provide solutions to spread awareness of the Covid 19 etc.

Marketing approach: This is an excellent time to relook at the channel marketing approach. Maximizing free channels like SEO and owned media like website and social media to communicate and engage with the customers. And build further marketing efficiency while starting the channels that require spend
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