How does business recover from CV19? – What they are saying

A common theme I am reading for any business trying to phoenix back from corona virus is the relationship between the business leaders/owners and the staff. Many are saying the future for companies will be based on the trust between the employer and the employees. It will be this trust that will enable companies to source knowledge and ideas that will either differentiate them from their competitors or allow the company to improve its ROE (return on effort). Having a few good ideas will no longer cut it as many of these will be based on pre-covid-19 virus (CV19) models. Ideas will need to be uninhibited, dynamic and rapid. The “I know best” attitude will become the antithesis to gaining ground after the CV19 period, it will probably even be before that.

Another theme is to use this change in business dynamics and market to take or even make your own opportunities. Business will not be the same as it was, for a multitude of reasons, so waiting to see what happens will be a bad decision> some businesses are now in survival mode, they are in their death throws and there may be nothing they can do if they stay the same. It will not be a case of jumping on the band wagon and make masks, or hand sanitiser. Yes, they were good ideas at the time but after CV19 is gone something else needs to take its place.

And many are talking of the change in relationships, people will begin to be more aware of others, to help and to care what happens in their community (at least a lot more than before CV19). There is also a lot of conversations at all levels – including Govt – about the need to acknowledge those who actually carry and hold up the economic and social world we live in, the nurses, the teachers, the supply chain people as well as the emergency service personnel – all those who have been typically paid the least. It behoves humanity to look after all those who add so much value for so little compensation.

More, very valid and informative information and articles have been written. I have found the following great, some have been enlightening:

After coronavirus: ‘We can’t go back to business as usual’  https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/apr/04/coronavirus-business-finance-work-property

Why companies need a role-based model in the Covid-19 paradigm
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/why-companies-need-a-role-based-model-in-the-covid-19-paradigm/articleshow/75139253.cms

How To Reinvent Your Business To Thrive After The Coronavirus https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedladd/2020/03/26/how-to-reinvent-your-business-to-thrive-after-corona/#6b0675e043e2

How the Coronavirus Is Already Rewriting the Future of Business
https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-the-coronavirus-is-already-rewriting-the-future-of-business

COVID-19: Implications for business
 https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/risk/our-insights/covid-19-implications-for-business

Coronavirus: your guide to winners and losers in the business world
https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-your-guide-to-winners-and-losers-in-the-business-world-134205

Finding the Hidden Business Opportunities Around the Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.inc.com/david-finkel/finding-hidden-business-opportunities-around-coronavirus-pandemic.html

The Beauty, the Wonder and the Awe of the Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is a wonderful thing; it sits behind the efforts of all companies from the smallest to the largest and attempts to make the company look great in the eyes of the customer.

It is unassuming and often considered just a ‘cost’ of doing service. Yet, without a good supply chain the whole purpose of a company can fall apart or it may just be pushed to the wayside, not by its competitors as many assume and suggest but by its customers!

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