COVID-19 has flipped our daily lives upside down over the past few months with government ordered social distancing including restrictions on seeing loved ones, to schools, restaurants, parks and stores shutting down. These orders have prevented us from celebrating holidays and important milestones events such as graduations, birthdays, and even attending funerals.
In these unprecedented times, you are fortunate if you can work from the safety of your home to support your family. And the reality is, these people face their own set of challenges – finding a quiet place to conduct an important business meeting, or finding the balance between staying productive at work while helping their children navigate online learning for the first, or caring for a sick family member…the list goes on.
Whether your company’s work from home experience has been a great success, utter failure, or somewhere in between, we can all agree that COVID-19 has demonstrated how important being agile and adaptive is to every business.
It’s important to reflect on both the good and the bad, the could-haves and should-haves during this crisis to learn and grow from it.
As a business executive you should ask yourself the following questions, and seek feedback from your employees and your customers about what more you could have done to make this transition better for everyone. This is the best way to make improvements moving forward.
Now that we are starting to see restrictions loosen and businesses are starting to allow employees return to the office in limited capacity it’s time to start thinking long-term. Business projects that you had lined up for 2020 might get put on the back-burner for COVID-19 driven projects to ensure your business is equipped with modern technology and ready to mobilize your workforce on the drop of a dime.