2020 is surely the year of the big storm even for business industry. There are many businesses who couldn’t survive the waves and shut down completely. However, there are also few of them who have survive and keep on thriving through the waves. Those who survive have been forced to pivot. Adapting is the only way for a business to keep going during this tough time. Those who are not willing to pivot and will be left swallowed by the waves.
Valuable lessons to learn from covid-19
Surviving crises is part of running business but the situation with covid-19 has hit very hard that it has forced many to closed down entirely. However, it is possible for many other crises in the future to happen. That’s why it is important to take lessons from the covid-19 to help you and your business more ready to face the future.
The first lesson is that crises happen and sometimes they are inevitable. Even if you have prepared your business from the bottom to the top, there will always be possibility to face crisis in any form. However, it is not about avoiding crises but more like responding to crises. It is best to make the best plan for your business but be prepared for the plan you need for the wors case scenario. It means you you plan for the worst but hope for the best. Anticipating crisis will allow you to think creatively and flexibly.
Strong company culture can be a great asset
Strong company culture is also a great asset for your business to keep steady even during crises. This is what a few business had when they survived the waves of covid-19. They have mutual trust and understanding with their team members allowing them to find the best solution together while adapting to work remotely efficiently,and productively. Therefore, it is time to build strong company culture in your organization so everyone has solid foundation to face the unknown of the future in unity.
You need strong communications
Strong communication is also a great lesson you have to take from covid-19. it doesn’t matter if you choose to be over-communicating. It is important to keep your communication steady with your customers, employees, as well as partners and suppliers. You can use various platforms from conventional to modern to maintain communication.
Saving is important
Save your cash. It is also a great lesson to take from covid-19. At least, you have cash that can help your business survive for 6 months. During that period, you can plan strategies to adapt with the crises without letting your business falling. Try to maintain enough resources so your business will still have full fund for operation when a major disruption hits.
Innovation is your help
Innovate is like major lesson to take from covid-19. those who are unwilling to innovate won’t survive any crises. When you can innovate and reinvent quickly, your opportunity to stay steady during major disruption is higher. Innovation helps you to adapt to any changes with more agility, helping your business find its way to keep thriving.