No matter what your political leanings are, it’s clear that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will have an impact on every business. The true scale of that impact has yet to become fully apparent but will no doubt become clearer in the coming weeks and months.
But what happens in the meantime?
Businesses can’t afford to stand around and wait for answers while the rest of the world keeps turning. So for some, that will mean taking a leap of faith into the unknown.
Given the long lead times on many IT projects & deployments, it’s likely that companies will be building and submitting commercial proposals for opportunities that will be affected by the legislation changes in due course but without knowing exactly what effect those changes will have on their customers or even their own business.
One way to control that risk could be to lock in deals with key partners, such as resource suppliers, as early as possible in the consultation process. That way you have greater control of the costs from the outset, which will certainly help when clients inevitably start moving the goalposts further down the line.
What if your internal team changes size in the interim or is refocused on other priorities post-Brexit. What then? A strong relationship with a resource supplier is essential, bringing with it a level of flexibility that allows for a swift and cost-effective solution (many times with minimal notice) to the unforeseen impact of any legislative changes.