As we gain hope, and maybe even confidence, with the first virus injections, it is time to reflect on the effects of the pandemic and form plans for the future.

There are two main items of consideration.

One is your readiness for the pandemic when it happened.  Did you handle it quickly? Well?

Was such a scenario within your business continuity planning?  Should it have been?

What would you change about the way in which you handled it?  

What should you now change to ensure you are better prepared for any repeat?

The second item to consider is the lessons learned. 

What have you learned about your organisation?  

What have you learned about remote working?

What have you learned about remote management of staff?

What changes will you make based on this learning?

If nothing will change, you are missing an opportunity for improvement.  If you miss opportunities for improvement, you will lose competitiveness.