Surviving Businesses Will Emerge Stronger Than Ever
The time to improvise, adapt, overcome
Things will never be the same again.
It’s been more than a month since the MCO started due to an unforeseen second wave of Covid-19 in Malaysia. Everyone, whether we like it or not, had to adapt to staying home every single day.
Many people started to work from home, indulging in new hobbies and even trying out anything that suits their fancy such as trying out new recipes. Although all the new things we are trying out are different, we all have the same goal when all of this is over - to go back to our normal lives.
We hate to break it to you, but it will never go back to normal. But like all inspiring stories, we will all emerge stronger and better after these tough times.
From a business point of view, this pandemic will completely change how businesses all over the globe operate.
New SOPs will be put into place in case other pandemics come along (touchwood). Employers will have to improve their crisis management, train employees to work from home and digitize business operations wherever possible.
It will be a whole new learning curve which will not be easy on any of us.
But make no mistake. Human resilience is one of the most powerful aspects of life. We will weather through this, just like how our grandparents fought through WWII, and how our parents raised us through Asian financial crisis.
When all is said and done, and the battle has been won, this will be our chant: