We have been living through covid-19 for over a year now. There are many things to learn from the situation we have faced so far. We have learned how to adapt, to build patience, and to work on ourselves better. For business, there are many changes happened to help navigate through the crisis. Practical changes are need for business in order to keep floating and thriving especially during this uncertainty.
Learning to find balance
The situation with the covid-19 pandemic has made us all realize that finding balance is truly necessary. We have been working from home and it is a challenge itself because we have to find balance between taking care of our family and fulfilling our responsibility professionally. Working on maintaining relationship while accomplishing professional achievement is not as simple. However, we have survived so far. We don’t know what the future holds. however, we should keep moving forward. And it is also what we have to do to run our business seamlessly throughout uncertain times.
Find balance of remote work
Working from home during the pandemic has been forced. Not all people like working from home due to its lack of efficiency and so many distractions. Meanwhile, some people find it easier for them to work more efficiently because they can focus more on themselves while working. Remote work has its pros and cons. It is actually a great short-term and special-case solution. However, it is not beneficial in the long run. It is important to remember that the intent of remote work is not to stifle our abilities but to nurture them.
Provide more accommodation for working parents
There have been many cases where mothers or fathers quit their job because they have to take care of their children. There are also those working parents who have been feeling stretched thin and burned out with their responsibilities at work and at home. During this pandemic, it is important for every business owners and leaders to be more accommodating to working parents. Encourage your employees who are also a working parent to speak up more about the challenges they face especially related to the pandemic. Then, show your care by providing strategic flexibility. This way, they will feel valued and can work more efficiently.
Increase flexibility for better workforce in the future
There have been many issues arise due tot he situation with the pandemic. Those issues can affect workforce within your company maybe not today but it can be in the future. In order to be ready with the challenges, it is important for every business owners to increase the level of flexibility and creative supplemental accommodation. You can apply this as well to the hiring process in the future. You may need to do some adjustment to hire the right people to work with you. You may find it beneficial for your business to hire a fast learner with strong work ethic than applicants with a degree alone. You can start planning this practical change from now.