Charting the course

Covid-19 Exit Planning

“There has been an unprecedented move towards working remotely. We are facing a prolonged period of hybrid working.”

Where do we go from here?

Whilst there is no definitive end in sight to the Covid-19 pandemic, at some point it is likely that the vaccination roll out will mean measures being put in place will start to be relaxed. However, this will not result in a return to pre Covid-19 working practices. The world has changed and we have changed with it.

We’ve learnt that most tasks can be done remotely, without significant decreases in quality or efficiency. However, to enable this it is crucial that teams are “virtual ready” and that managers understand how to manage, coach, team and motivate their staff remotely.

“Changes expected to be seen over decades happened over weeks.”

The need for tangible and intangible change

A lot has been written about the need for employees to assess how they can be happy working in a virtual office and the things they can do to improve their experience of remote working.

In addition, however, the key to a satisfied workforce is the confidence of an employee that they are doing their job well, their work is recognised and that they are adding to the success and growth of the business, whilst having meaningful career opportunities. It is vital for the organisation to identify the optimal working practices, protocols and tools that will enable this to happen.

“Whilst nothing in this life is certain, 2021 should be a year of transition.”

Laying the foundations for the recovery

Uncertainty may still reign, but what is certain is that organisations that implement their strategy for the post Covid-19 world will have a head start on those that don’t.

Whether it’s mobilising the workforce for the future, considering process optimisation and content management or understanding how your customers have been impacted by the pandemic, now is the time to plan, prepare and succeed.