The Corona Opportunity
Updated: Nov 15, 2020
WRITTEN BY Doug Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Slowly ‘coming out’, but to what Brave New World? Lockdown-learning has fuelled change. But will we wear a blindfold instead of a face mask? What changes and opportunities will last and be grasped? WORKING FROM home (WFM) has been effective, but two months of remote meetings resulted in a need for social without the distancing. We learned that people are disciplined with less supervision – self-managing their time and tasks to fit personal chores in too. In future, the WFH fortunate will add visits to the ofice as well. Manufacturing planning and scheduling, inventory management, financial administration and other roles can be location independent, bringing implications for systems access. Work And The Work Environment With WFH, ofice jobs and meetings can be more effective – there is often less ofice coffee chat, “have-you-got-a-minute” interruptions and driving. We have become used to social distancing, we are hygiene-aware and focused on the task at hand. Projects have become smaller or split into parts, spreading cash flow and risk. This will continue as operating costs are kept under control – so less flying or driving to customers, releasing valuable time. Face-to-face meeting agendas will change, bringing change to negotiations and relationships and how we touch base and share general updates.