“In these crazy, challenging, uncertain times we have to pivot and adjust to the new normal.” I introduced a previous No Jitter article with this sentence to make fun of the repetitive words and expressions we’ve been hearing since the start of the COVID pandemic. The COVID crisis has created or elevated several terms that are now part of our everyday vernacular.
Updated 5/29/2020 with Twilio (two entries)
Updated 5/19/2020 with Clarity Wave
As a response to the coronavirus or COVID-19, the “new normal” is remote work, or work from home (WFH). With recommendations to enforce “social distancing,” many organizations are telling employees to work from home, while schools and universities are closing their doors and turning to videoconferencing or distance learning.
Will their video meetings come along?
Regardless of where we are located, everyone is hoping for a return to some level of normalcy. After weeks of shelter in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, entire countries are ready to get back to normal. Clearly, before we can return to many offices, there will need to be considerations of safety in those spaces.
The pictures of people not practicing social distancing are disturbing. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, one would hope some version the old saying, “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins,” (attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., John Stuart Mill, Abraham Lincoln and others) would apply now more than ever. In short, liberty for health, keeping civil order and a myriad of other reasons has boundaries.
Rethinking Your Business Processes May Be Critical to Thriving, or Even to Surviving
Right now, we are all thinking about how to manage through this current pandemic. It is really wonderful to see how our communities are cooperating to limit the spread and to avoid an overwhelming load on the health care system. Special appreciation goes to those who help keep us safe and cared for and supplied with necessities.
While we are in this “stay at home” period, aren’t we all thinking about what our lives and jobs are going to be like after this pandemic? There are lots of questions to answer and lots of choices to be made when the threat is past.
There is no time like a crisis to consider the future. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call for the importance of the cloud in support of, or as a replacement for, on-premises communications and customer service systems. The explosion in cloud-based meetings and collaboration services over the past two months catapulted all of us at once into a future that is more cloud-dependent for connecting and conducting business. Across the globe, meetings and collaboration usage has exploded. Usage of Cisco’s Webex Meetings Platform has surged 24 times.
Melissa Swartz hosted a group of BCStrategies Experts to discuss best practices for working from home (WFH).