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  • Tania Saldívar

New scenarios require long-lasting modifications

With the COVID-19 outbreak bursting into our lives, almost everyone has been forced to make major changes to how we work. This new situation is showing us how reluctant we are to change as society. The consequences of not changing are now costlier than ever.

Let’s put it this way: we are going through a crisis and many people are confused and overwhelmed, at the same time as they are trying to figure out the best way to keep their lives on track, all while changing everything they used to know. Business is running far from usual, and people are trying to hold on as long as they can.

To be honest, we have no idea when this will be over and when -or if – things will go back to normal … This means it’s the perfect time for companies to realize that they can build a robust strategy for remote work and that it might be time to stop thinking of it as the exception. A mindset change is in order and needs to include a well-established, 100% functional plan B.

To do this we need:

  • Leaders with the right perspective

  • Associates with the right discipline

  • The right training

  • The right tools and technology

Now that the global scenario has forced companies to work against the clock and adapt to new ways of working, they are improvising as much as possible with what they have on hand – trying to keep operations running. But, shouldn’t we start thinking above and beyond and learning from the opportunities that are presenting themselves? If we do, maybe next time we find ourselves in a state of extreme disruption we will be able to manage it differently – more positively even.

Remote work is not the future, it is the present. We need to understand that and to prepare ourselves properly to make the most of it.


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