Every industry is impacted by the current health pandemic. When it eases, we all will be facing a new normal. Businesses will need to adapt to a post-pandemic way of life. Many states are beginning to lift restrictions, and people are facing lifestyle changes they’ve never dreamt of previously. Where do you begin to develop a plan when there’s so much uncertainty?
Well, you can start looking introspectively.
- How did your business handle the changes COVID-19 brought about?
- Were you equipped with the proper tools?
- What practices did you utilize during COVID-19?
- What can you implement moving forward?
- What lessons did you learn?
Reflecting on these past months is key to preparing for whatever the future holds. Instead of focusing on what you don’t know, refocus on what you do know. Acknowledging the present allows you to make predictions about the future.
In a previous blog post, we mentioned that one of the biggest mistakes a business can make is a lack of communication and planning. Transparency is paramount when it comes to relaying information about changes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information for businesses returning to the workplace after coronavirus on their website. With these recommendations in mind, having a pre-established plan before returning to the office will alleviate stresses surrounding going back to work.
Frequently used in the military, scenario planning is a great strategy to embrace when faced with uncertainty. It involves envisioning potential future problems and determining difference plans for resolving them. Already having determined the best way to combat challenges before they happen will save precious minutes later on.
The fact of the matter is no one knows for sure what the post-pandemic world will look like. What we do know is developing strategic plans will be crucial. Baker Public Relations offers crisis communications planning and training. Want to learn more? Visit our website.