How COVID-19 has affected the way we work

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The unprecedented changes that have come with the pandemic are not limited to the liberty of movement but have also extended into our personal lives and how we go about the daily business of earning a living.

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Following the declaration of Coronavirus as a global pandemic, organisations have had to contend with the looming crisis. Countries in a bid to alleviate the devastating effects, have had to put in place stringent measures that centrally involve high levels of personal hygiene and minimal social interaction while governments have imposed lockdown and curfews.

The unprecedented changes that have come with the pandemic are not limited to the liberty of movement but have also extended into our personal lives and how we go about the daily business of earning a living. Most companies have had to abruptly close down business temporarily sending their employees home, on unpaid leave. Only a few people enjoying the benefits that come with working for companies that still consider its personnel over the anticipated financial plunge.

This has consequently called for a shift in the core values and beliefs on which most businesses run. Marketing firms have now taken to social media and are now forking out large sums to have websites and online marketing business profiles running. Teams have now resorted to holding meetings virtually via video conferencing. And employees are being urged to exercise discipline even as they struggle to work and meet deadlines from the comfort of their homes, where distraction is inevitable.

COVID has come as a wakeup call, businesspeople are realising how imperative it is to have flexible work practices in terms of work hours and work location. It is no longer a matter of suitability or choice but a necessity that will ensure long-term productivity and cushion against the negative impact of such catastrophic events.

Breaking the culture of traditional office working styles and embracing flexi-place working may just be the revolution needed to integrate technology fully into the daily operations of a business. This will also promote creativity as employees seek to be better at their jobs hence higher productivity. It will in addition, fuel growth as its success is solely dependent on other factors such as individual work-life balance which we have neglected for so long seeing that we've been working more hours in pursuit of bigger cheques but all at the expense of our personal well being.

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    Dan | June 15, 2020 13:54

    I need money to start

    Chessy | June 05, 2020 03:34

    I don't have

    Kuloba alex | May 27, 2020 11:03

    Give me some money for start up


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