The pandemic has affected business greatly. It is considered as one of the most affecting crisis throughout the century. Many businesses are affected as well, forcing them to adapt with the situation. It is not always easy especially for small and medium business. However, even during the crisis we can learn something. Therefore, our businesses can become stronger and agile in facing uncertainties in the future.
Learning new skills from the crisis
Emerging with stronger business in the current crisis seems so hard. Many businesses face with various challenges such as product delivery, productivity, cash flow, etc. However, those who can adapt and innovate will thrive. And here are something new to learn from the crisis we can use to build stronger business:
Adapt the virtual meeting
Virtual approach is now considered the most effective method to use so that the business can keep running properly. Virtual meetings or conferences are not something new in professional world.
However, the crisis has forced every kind of business to adapt with going virtual. Hosting an online conference or meeting is not something simple either. Even after the pandemic, you still have to do your best to host the virtual conference with world-class. In the future, it is possible to use both virtual and in-person meetings with the new skills you learned during the crisis.
Remote motivation building
Another new skill you can gain from the crisis is how to lift your team members’ spirit remotely. It is easier to encourage your team members to motivate them when you can see them properly. The pandemic teaches you how to encourage each other even in remote setting. You can have virtual lunch meeting on Zoom or set another fun activities in virtual environment. It makes you more creative in building and lifting your team members’ spirit. Not to mention that it will gives positive impact to everyone’s mental health especially during hard times.
You may also gain new lesson on how to hire remotely. It is still possible that you need to hire new people to help your business even during the pandemic. It makes you think hard on how to do it properly without losing the opportunity to choose the right people. It may be challenging as well to get your new members work harmoniously with the senior ones. One of the best solution is create a series of short videos that cover all aspects of the businesses. Even when the pandemic is over, you can still use those short videos for various purposes.
Setting a new pace
You can also learn how to set your pace through the pandemic. Many businesses are speed-oriented. They think of hot to restructure or reinvent as fast as possible. However, the pandemic has forced all business to slow down. You can use the time to make thorough evaluation and assessment more accurately without being chained to the speed. You will also think more on the long-term benefits. Your endurance and patience are truly tested during the pandemic but it will be paid off if you gain something to learn from.