Everyone Included: Social Impact of Pandemic

The rapid and uncontrolled spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the world has become a challenge for all mankind, has had a serious impact on current socio-economic processes both globally and nationally, and will undoubtedly affect economic and social development in the future. The situation turned out to be too unexpected for the global economy, which was not foreseen by the socio-economic development forecast. The consequences of the coronary crisis led to the need to act simultaneously in both directions – to stop the virus and to mitigate the negative impact on the life of society.

Make Yourself Safe, so You Can Go on Living Your Life to the Fullest

The health care system experienced the greatest strain and mobilization of all available resources during the pandemic. To make doctors’ jobs easier, it’s important to remember, that if you have symptoms of a viral illness, get tested for COVID-19. FlowFlex rapid test kit can help you to identify the disease as accurately as possible. Until you get your test results, try to limit physical contact with other people. Remember that the relatively mild course of the disease in one person does not rule out complications in others.

Toward Opportunity: Going Back to Work in a New Format

In order to stay in business after Covid-19 business leaders had to do three things simultaneously: develop a plan to get back to work, understand and apply the lessons learned in the crisis, and determine a plan for the way forward. Focusing only on getting back on track was not a practical solution, as it would not allow companies to apply all the knowledge and experience gained recently. To adapt to change in an era of acceleration, companies need to achieve dynamic stability. Instead of trying to stop inevitable change, CEOs should become agents of such change, using it as a source of energy and inspiration and creating a platform of dynamic stability.

New Opportunities Amid Crisis

The pandemic-induced crisis reminded us that employees are most motivated when they see that their performance contributes to the company’s purpose and mission. As an example, consider consumer goods manufacturers. Workers in these companies found new meaning and inspiration in their work after the companies increased production (or in some cases began production) of antiseptic products. Employees are eager to contribute to the success of their organizations when they understand how their unique skills, abilities, knowledge and efforts help achieve big goals. When developing a return-to-work plan, organizations must ensure that they create a clear connection between individual contributions, team goals, and the mission of the organization. To strengthen the connection between affiliation and organizational effectiveness, companies need to do more than respect their employees and treat them fairly. They need to create a strong link between employees’ personal contributions and their impact on the company and society.

Building a Sustainable Future After the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, companies went through a phase of active acceleration, moving quickly toward a future of work that tested their ability to provide synergies between humans and technology in the most dynamic business environment in history. While a crisis situation may prompt heroic and unprecedented actions, the real path to recovery lies in achieving the lasting effects of such measures.