As if taken from a zombiecalypse movie, the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has impacted the entire world in a big way. Without meeting people how does work get done?
How does the economy keep running inspite of the lockdown?
These are the questions plaguing a lot of business owners. Some have continued to brave the outbreak by declaring themselves as essential services. However, take the example of some obviously non-essential services – Real Estate, Information Technology, Financial Services apart from banking. How are these industries to function?
Finding a new mode of working
The obvious answer to this is to find a new operating model. Many organizations were going the digital, or were in the process of doing digital. Now, these organizations are most suited to survive the outbreak.
For pure brick and mortar businesses, transitioning to a new way of working is paramount.
This is where work from home comes into picture. This is not anything new and in the ITES sector, the work from home paradigm has been around for more than a decade now.
However, it was always considered as a secondary mode of working and never the primary.
A new operating model
With most businesses struggling to find a way of working online, more and more tools are being sought for online collaboration.
My wife, Dr. Harshaja who runs 13 Llama Interactive marketing agency created a quick video on some tools that people can use during work from home.
A new day, a new way
The human race is very resilient and always finds a way out. I hope that like all things, this too shall pass.
Until then, lets all herald the new way of working!