April 22, 2021
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Comments expressed by Businessmen the contributors are their own.
Few people see this pandemic coming, but when humanity does its best, it has adapted. In commerce and industry, the vast workforce has shifted work remotely. Businesses have reconfigured their supply chains and biotech companies have accelerated the development of trials, vaccines, and treatments. Many of these adaptations will remain, but what will really shape the way we live and work after Covid?
One area of everyday life that witnesses rapid and lasting change is private transportation. This technology has been a hot topic before the pandemic – self-propelled vehicle, for example, was used in some places – but the crisis accelerated its development.
Right now, China lead the way in self-propelled vehicle Used for the transportation of goods in many market sectors, thereby reducing the need for manned trucks. For individuals, the future will likely see this type of vehicle being used in car-sharing programs, using a local hub as the starting and ending point for autonomous cars.
The air travel industry also continues to be reeling from the pandemic, further affected by the turmoil now Boeing follow 737-MAX has a problem. Airlines and manufacturers have relied on old technology for decades, but can’t get rid of it anymore – not when people’s lives are at stake.
2. Health care
The healthcare field Repeating aviation industry in close relationship but depends on technology. Right now, the industry is at a time of great growth. We have seen research resources around the world come together to introduce one category Vaccine in record time, Modern and Pfizer vaccine mRNA, has established the viability of the technology and created a map to deploy innovations in the future.
Telehealth Great strides have been made as part of this change. Before the pandemic, only 10% of providers provided remote services such as telephony and remote digital screening solutions. In the last year, the top telehealth providers reported a 700% increase in usage. And with coverage currently covering most remote health services, why go directly to a doctor’s office for remote treatment?
Investors see innovations in biotechnology and healthcare as a great opportunity even after Covid and are pouring money into development.
When people suddenly switched to remote work, Collaboration tools are more important than ever. Certainly, many companies are already using video calling and communication platforms like Slack. The big difference is that most organizations are optimized for face-to-face meetings rather than remote collaboration.
Flaws in such tools became apparent from the outset in the pandemic: confusing crosstalk in videoconferencing, difficult to read in rooms without face-to-face interaction, and challenges with morning sessions. create as a whiteboard, to name a number. But there is an explosion in the use of apps like Zoom forces these platforms to become better and leads to the onslaught of new and improved tools for remote collaboration.
With these evolving technologies, productivity from anywhere continues to become more and more powerful, leading to the ultimate major category of adaptation.
4. Permanent remote work
It’s hard to assert a traditional 9-5 in the office when entire industries move to telework – and have done it effectively – by 2020. While people are craving for Interaction between people, it is unlikely that they will want to return to the office. five days a week when the pandemic ends. Commuting is around the globe and the technology for teleworking is now well established, so it’s here to survive.
The question is to what extent. Certainly, some people will want to continue working in their homeland, where they are close to their family and away from the cost of housing in the big city. But unless a company is 100% away, people stay leadership positions or roles such as sales are likely to appear in person from time to time. And younger people will also want to experience social interaction with their peers and live city life.
In a world where direct and teleworkers are mixed, the office will look different. “Hot desk” instead of the specified desk and a combined schedule will become more common. Also, home office will continue to become higher technology and more usable. For the new world order for work, innovation will continue to drive changes that allow people to be productive across environments.
Leaders have a responsibility to take advantage of emerging technology and guide their team through the upcoming transitions. When people are exposed to vaccines and start to think, “What’s next?” they turn to their managers and their executive team to plan on returning to work, or staying remotely, or a little of both.
A smart first step is to stay ahead of the curve; Test these types of adaptations and think about how they affect your organization. Don’t wait to see what the others do. Set up pilot programs to test different approaches and find new ways to succeed. Take advantage of what you learn to prevent the challenges from being deployed more broadly.
Change will continue to happen. That is the only guarantee. No one can expect life to go back to what it used to be, so it’s best to work towards a “new normal”.