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Will You Retain ‘New Normal’ Business Practices Post-Pandemic?

While businesses and employees are in the middle of grappling with impacts from the pandemic, it can be thought-provoking to ponder business practices whenever the world reaches a post-pandemic time. Will they go back to running exactly the way they did pre-pandemic? Probably not. What’s more likely is that businesses will return with a ‘new normal,’ bringing some of what they implemented in response to COVID-19 into their operations moving forward.

 

Remote work. Did you learn that, contrary to your past concerns, having employees work remotely (despite a few initial kinks) did not, in fact, result in significant loss of productivity or efficiency? There may even be an opportunity for you to save when employees work from home (for example, they may not need an on-site office). But of course that would depend upon what you may need to provide them in order to enable them to work seamlessly from a remote location.

While businesses and employees are in the middle of grappling with impacts from the pandemic, it can be thought-provoking to ponder business practices whenever the world reaches a post-pandemic time. Will they go back to running exactly the way they did pre-pandemic? Probably not. What’s more likely is that businesses will return with a ‘new normal,’ bringing some of what they implemented in response to COVID-19 into their operations moving forward.

 

Remote work. Did you learn that, contrary to your past concerns, having employees work remotely (despite a few initial kinks) did not, in fact, result in significant loss of productivity or efficiency? There may even be an opportunity for you to save when employees work from home (for example, they may not need an on-site office). But of course that would depend upon what you may need to provide them in order to enable them to work seamlessly from a remote location.

  • Mandatory stay-at-home when sick
  • More meticulous cleaning efforts of facility and equipment
  • Remaining “contactless” as much as possible

 

No doubt your business is going through significant changes during the complicated ordeal of COVID-19. Congratulations on rising to the challenge― changes, restrictions, pivots and all. Looking at the changes as potential benefits rather than inconveniences can set you up to serve customers better moving forward.


 

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