Saturday, May 9, 2020

Managing Covid-19 Change in Your Organization

COVID-19 impact is enorm and necessitate businesses to make big changes in their strategies. Organizational development is a solution to enhance your skill as a professional to be able to sail through this turbulent economic season while still thriving as individual and as a team.

Time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself . The COVID-19 pandemic has change a lot of things including organizational operation processes, mode of work, performance management and lots more.

The new normal means the operational levels of the organization must change. From enterprise architecture to operational automation, changes must occur to support the new strategies.

However, in order to implement new procedures, products, or any other change in your company, you need to understand change management. Learning to manage change is important in maintaining continuity within your business.

But what exactly is it? Change management is a structured approach for ensuring that changes are thoroughly and smoothly implemented, and that the lasting benefits of change are achieved.

The focus is on the wider impacts of change, particularly on people and how they, as individuals and teams, move from the current situation to the new one. The change in question could range from a simple process change, to major changes in policy or strategy needed if the organization is to achieve its business objectives and goals.

Digital technologies are vital tools for change management to help people cope with stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Both governments and businesses have responded quickly to the change in the by strengthening public-private collaboration to revamping the use of e-services for continue delivering to citizens and firms.

Remote work solutions for public and private organizations with access to conferencing and telework systems and  instant communications services over the internet. Digital transactions and mobile money to facilitate cashless transactions and allow government-to-person social protection transfers.

Countries have also initiatives zero-rated internet traffic, e-learning platforms for students and educators, and subsidized access to connectivity and devices to deploy technology in support of online learning are emerging and evolving rapidly.

Digital technologies are instrumental in supporting health care systems, not only though telemedicine and COVID screening apps, but also through Big Data and artificial intelligence analytics for mobility patterns, epidemiological models, and contact tracing.

And in many other sectors, digital is also the new normal for individuals, governments, schools and businesses around the world.

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