Business after a pandemic: Covid-19 and UK work
There’s no doubting that Covid-19 has had a profound impact on every aspect of life as we know it. From changing the way we shop to restricting our physical contact with others, it’s caused alterations in the economy, the travel industry and the physical landscape of our modern world. It’s therefore no surprise that businesses have had to adapt, sometimes quite literally overnight, to this ever fluid situation.
Social distancing, health and safety measures and reinstating a workforce post lockdown are matters which require a number of tough decisions for many businesses.
Coronavirus is a global pandemic, so we can expect global impacts, and this includes almost every area of national and international business. Just as each country has dealt with the virus differently, we can anticipate the guidelines, lifting of lockdown and pace of return to be different in each region. It’s difficult to specify what the so called ‘new normal’ will look like, but what we do know is that for businesses without public facing operations this may be a far less intrusive process. For some sectors the restrictions and requirements are likely to be severe, with strict operational procedures to comply with government legislation.
Just like the on-going changes that many of us have had to make to our personal lives, we will undoubtedly need to keep adapting and moving with the latest updates. Assessing everything from physical workspaces right through to strategic goals, businesses are going to need to review things as they happen. Post pandemic business may mean huge modifications for some sectors and for others it will simply be an opportunity for innovation. The one unifying factor for all businesses will be that it’s the same giant we have come up against. Patience and decisive action are the way forwards for all our relationships with customers, partner organisations and networking associates.