Stability, digital and agility will be priorities. Going forward investment decisions will be made based on digital-first and stability.
Platforms that enable local sourcing: because of global limitations, at this time of crisis it is local suppliers and distributors that have come through with the goods. The only thing missing is a digital tool to help meet the demand.
So big chains are losers and local suppliers winners in a national crisis.
Work from Home gains credibility
I can imagine a situation where some organisations will want to keep some face-to-face time an option. Imagine cost the company could cut with less space to rent, less equipment and tech and probably no workers comp claims. This reason alone is enough to believe we probably won’t go back to mass scale working spaces with everyone in one place.
Work from home job search platforms are plentiful. Just check out this list of job search platforms here.
Your value will be determined even more so by what you produce
In WFH scenario, your outcomes, the value you add and what you produce will be brought to the fore simply because people can’t ‘see’ you.
Soft skills will win big
Tech savvy and those with emotional intelligence strong enough to navigate the absence of body language communication as well as shy people online communication gives you the ability to pause for thought, edit, and carve out a voice for yourself.
Virtual events will be a permanent feature
Its funny to think that virtual events were looked down on by many people just a month or two ago .
Actually, because the cost is drastically reduced online, you can bring more regular events, with great content, directly to people that need it, when they need it.
Business travel will become less essential
Of course business travel will still be a thing. Some things just are better in person. But in general all those in person people will feel the need to master online networking too. In other words – business travel is up in the air.
Precedents are being set that we haven’t yet anticipated
Even though much has been left to chance rather than rules in this pandemic, we need to be careful that this does not continue and we dont fully provide away our rights to virtual privacy.