How Do We Adapt to the New Normal?
A brand new era has begun both in our daily life, in our #social processes and #corporate life. In line with the habits we have acquired during the #quarantine process, the ongoing #pandemic risks and the warnings of the authorized institutions, we encounter a new order on #thenewnormal days.
Institutions are adapting to this process with new regulations in their work flows and working environments. So what precautions are taken?
- Our home is now our "new" office
As of June, institutions gradually entered the normalization process. Some of them started the working time period in their offices and factories with the shift system. However, the coronavirus and the process have changed our approach to the concept of home-work together with our perspective on life, our life and our habits. Each of us experienced working from home during the quarantine days, many of us at home made attempts to create an office environment. Although we are returning to our offices with social distance conditions, one of our feet will always be at home. If risks increase or a different epidemic arises, the people of the world have learned how to manage their business processes, albeit difficult. The interesting thing is that the coronavirus has taught us to be happy with what we said we could never do. It is also observed in researches that institutions and corporate employees who were distant to remote work before the pandemic find this way of working exciting.
It seems that in the new normal process, organizations will further encourage working from home and the infrastructures needed to work from home and allocate more funds to digitalization.
- Interest in shared and crowded offices will decrease
After experiencing that remote working processes are both feasible and effective, most of the organizations started to switch their possible departments to remote work continuously. This situation signaled that office culture could change radically globally. With the fewer employees in the offices and the decrease in the required working area, the institutions will be able to shrink in spatial terms. It is anticipated that open offices and sharing office areas will attract less attention due to social distance conditions and isolation requirements.
- The importance of digital infrastructures and transformation will increase
The importance of using digital infrastructures and moving data to the cloud has increased a thousand times more. It is inevitable that access and business processes will be disrupted in organizations that do not initiate digital transformation processes and do not carry their data to digital. For this reason, a new normal process is waiting for us, in which companies will increase their digital transformation investments and all corporate data will evolve into a process that can be accessed in the cloud and can be analyzed in real time.
- Remote interaction with customers will gain importance
In addition to active communication within the company, it is now important to provide customer interaction remotely and online in corporate life. This approach was quickly adopted by the institutions in terms of being an application that would speed up the processes for both the institution and the customer side and save long and inefficient meeting hours. For employers, apart from costs such as travel, insurance, taxes, and per diems, a location-independent customer relationship will also serve to expand their portfolio. Customers who can find solutions to their needs quickly and from wherever they want, will invest in a more loyal and more enthusiastic way. In this sense, the process can be considered as an advantage in all aspects.
- A more agile, fast, efficient and active business process
Space and time savings can provide a more active and efficient working process if the disadvantages of working from home or working remotely are minimized. With digitalized business processes, the perspective of “producing more efficient work with less manpower” will be developed. Serious savings will be made from human-human, institution-human interactions. Bureaucratic processes will be more digital and faster. All stakeholders, employers, management, employees and customers of a business and institution will come together in digital environments and the opportunities provided by technology will be used at the highest level. Thus, digital transformation will contribute to its increasing momentum since the beginning of the pandemic and life will become faster.
Before we met the coronavirus, scenarios that we did not care about as "futuristic" entered our lives within a few hours. Time moved forward faster than ever. Many applications that we approached with the development of technology suddenly became life-saving. And we have clearly seen that the digital world is developing rapidly, those who do not adapt to digital will have difficulty surviving and the inevitability of digital transformation. There is no going back from this. This is a fast developing road that flows forward and institutions must adapt to this process quickly and without wasting time. Normally, a new corporate life will exist and those who can adapt quickly will find success.