The Need For Temporary Management Resources During And After COVID-19

COVID-19: Building and Implementing an Operational Recovery Plan
5 April 2020

Businesses all over the world are facing unprecedented challenges caused by the destructive effect COVID-19 has had on their operational business models.

The big question is, have you got the right resources on the ground to be able to get your business operating again quickly during and after the COVID-19 challenges?

If not, don’t worry – please continue reading to learn how you can overcome these challenges by using experts that are on the ground, right where and when you need them.

Resilience And Business Continuity For A Unique Challenge

Many business owners and entrepreneurs started their companies because they had certain ideas and dreams and quite possibly, the skills to perform a specific job. 

A lot of these businesses were built from the ground up, growing through word of mouth and on the strength of a job well done. However, there wasn’t necessarily a plan or roadmap for the future in place to handle disasters such as a pandemic!

For these businesses, losing major clients or finding out that there have been things out of their control that has had a massive impact on the way the business operates can’t be ignored – or denied.

In the current COVID-19 environment as an example, we can all relate to the impact of visa and travel restrictions or social distancing protocols or as we know it now, the “new norm”.  

This can deal a fatal blow to those businesses that aren’t properly prepared for this type of situation. 

Temporary Management Resources COVID-19

Current Operational Business Models That May Require Temporary Support

International companies operating in the Philippines generally have a business model that sees its executive team working from onshore and its operational management team working from the Philippines.

Because of COVID-19, many people filling the roles of the operational management team have been forced to return to their home country

This leaves a very large void when it comes to experienced resources when trying to get the operations team productive again through this COVID-19 crisis.

At times like this an outside helping hand may be temporarily required for the following:

  • Support of the onshore team by building and deploying a business continuity plan that allows for changing circumstances caused by new regulations e.g. social distancing and travel restrictions.
  • Provide onsite direction in areas of finance, IT, operational setup, customer management, HR and legal.

Temporary Management Resources COVID-19

A Fresh Perspective From Outside Expertise

If you are not sure where to start with your COVID-19 business recovery plan, bringing in external expertise to get a fresh perspective on the situation is a great start. 

A business improvement expert can help you to identify the challenges that your enterprise is facing, and work with you to find ways to adapt and pivot your business in the current “social distancing” environment.

Many politicians and epidemiologists are warning that social distancing, working from home, and movement limitations may become a part of the new normal, if not forever, then for long enough to seriously impact the average business. 

How business owners respond to the changes in the way society operates will make a big difference in whether they thrive or even survive. 

The most successful businesses adapt their products, services and working environments based on the current challenges, such as:

  • Allowing employees to work from home
  • Protecting employees, customers and suppliers who must attend a site
  • Finding new ways to get physical products to consumers
  • Improving remote communications
  • Streamlining training and workflows
  • Reducing overheads
  • Improving existing products
  • Diversifying revenue streams

As the old adage says, you can “either sink or swim”. Nobody wants to drown, but having a swimming coach if you don’t know how to swim is a good start. In the current environment, it’s more important than ever before to be able to swim.

If you need help with your business operations on the ground in the Philippines, then you need to talk to a High Velocity Business Improvement expert.

High Velocity can be the helping hand you need to get you through times like this if you lack the resources on the ground to do so.

We are able to be your hands and feet within your operations and help steer your business through the current crisis until things return to normal.

Please contact us today to book a free consultation or for more information.

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