June 10, 2020

The new world: what does it look like and how to survive?

Our world is constantly changing. Today, we’re facing newer changes due to the covid-19 pandemic. Soon enough, we’ll face newer changes post-pandemic. Even in the far future, we’ll be facing new challenges. We cannot always predict change, but we can prepare ourselves and our organization to overcome the challenges that always comes with change. The key is to constantly learn to prepare for any challenge.

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Let’s look at the recent pandemic as an example. Before the covid-19 outbreak happened, organizations already implemented digitalization in the way they run businesses. There was constant talk about AI and machine learning and how in the future of work, we might be able to work remotely. But, because of the pandemic, we were forced to accelerate our digital transformation plans. We were prepared, but not prepared enough.

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We must be proactive from today to face future change better. The first step is to understand how our world would be like post-pandemic and learn from that how we can survive those changes.

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Here’s what our new world would look like.

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Shifts in consumer behavior will affect daily life

People may be more cautious than before. Whether it is hygiene or purchasing goods or even eating out, people’s behaviors have changed due to the impact of the covid-19. People’s priorities would definitely change. The way the purchase goods and services have shifted during the pandemic. There was a rise in online shopping and delivery. Post-pandemic, people may continue to do some transactions online due to its convenience.

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The impact on businesses will shift the way it runs

Businesses may no longer run the same way. During the pandemic, many had to rethink and reframe their businesses to survive the drastic impact it imposed. Small businesses may have felt a stronger impact during the pandemic and will surely face even greater challenges post-pandemic. Like people, businesses will no longer be the same.

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The way we think will be different

When we face change, it does impact the way we see things; thus, it impacts the way we think about things. Our mindset might shift and how we see things will never be the same as before.

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Here’s what we should do to survive:

  1. We must challenge our assumptions: We can no longer assume what’s going to happen in our world without challenging it.
  2. Develop our overall sense of agility: Agility is all about adapting to change with speed.
  3. Rethink and reframe the way work and do business: What we know today may no longer be relevant tomorrow so we must constantly work on a better way to do things.
  4. Be proactive towards change instead of reactive: Change can be so drastic that if we wait for it to happen before we do anything, it may be too late for us and our business

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