Learning To Work In New Ways Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic
Thankfully, my own two companies largely utilize remote work models so my teams are well-versed in working out of their homes. In situations like we face currently, I realize that we are the fortunate ones and that there are some lessons we have become accustomed to that may be of value to those of you who are struggling to adapt to a new, remote way of working together.
How Covid-19 May Change The Way Business Is Conducted
Jack Kelly09:38am EST
We’re seeing a seismic shift in the way corporations conduct business due to COVID-19. In an effort to protect their employees and help avoid the spread of the virus, companies have quickly enacted new policies.
These steps include endorsing video interviews, working from home, halting in-person meetings, canceling conferences, cutting down on flying out to meet clients, becoming more attune to the supply chain and what countries they conduct business with. It’s a radical new way of thinking about how the workplace should operate. It shows that there is not an absolute need to have everyone congregated together in one place. With the advancements in technology it’s possible to have large numbers, if not all, employees working remotely.
Into the unknown: The new world of work amid Covid-19
At the time of this writing, the global spread of Covid-19 is already reshaping accepted definitions of the workplace, and even workforce, in ways we didn’t think possible a matter of weeks ago. A CWS 3.0 article last week advised organizations to include contingent workers in Covid-19 precautions, including office hygiene. Now, just one week on, for many organizations, asking workers to congregate at a physical office seems almost unthinkable, and The World’s Largest Work From Home Experiment has begun in earnest.
COVID-19 will change our lives and our way of working
UN Development Programme
In the French novel, ”The Plague,” Albert Camus asks if suffering can exist not in individuals but as a shared public experience. Crisis, he writes, upends existing social order and creates paradigm shifts.
The coronavirus COVID-19 affects all aspects of society and all dimensions of sustainable development. This paradigm shift exposes systemic inter-connectedness for everyone to see and that breaks boundaries — sectoral, institutional or even national. Much like climate change.
But this pandemic brings an immediate, direct and personal sense of urgency to everyone.
With most of our efforts focused on how we respond, UNDP needs to keep an eye on the long-term effects of coronavirus and what it could mean for sustainable development in the future