It’s September, aeration highlights are streaming digital feeds, turf recovery programs are being implemented and 2021 operational planning is in full motion.
Golf course superintendents haven’t even taken a breath, and they are again mapping out business strategies against a cloud of uncertainty with downstream effects of COVID-19.
Staffing plans often emphasize numbers and associated costs, but many of those costs remain fluid. Maintaining a flexible and agile approach to your overall budgeting and labor forecasts will demonstrate your ability to think swiftly and strategically.
Obsessing over accurate long-range plans built by historical templates has been disrupted by the pandemic. Alterations to these projections can be compounded by the smallest change. The reality is that quarterly, monthly and weekly outlooks will afford businesses to adjust rapidly.
Labor forecasting isn’t new to the industry and many operations have adopted sophisticated digital tools over the years. This year proved to be the testimonial year where these tools came in extremely handy to adapt maintenance and staffing programs.
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