COVID-19 EFFECT ON BUSINESS, EVERYONE'S LIFESTYLE & DAILY ROUTINE
We have seen that a virus is enough to create historic changes. Hence, it is everywhere, the virus of course, but with it, change.
The question’s no more what’s changed, it is what hasn’t? It is everywhere: change.
We are edging through a historic time, and history is created only by significant change. We are working from home, we are seeing a virus reign over us, and even our caller tunes have changed into an awareness message. We are certain of an upcoming economic depression, but we are also seeing nature rejoice, we are getting the “me-time” we spent in traffic jams, and to a great degree, we are finally setting our priorities right, ourselves - over all else.
Safeguarding their employees will be the first priority of 64% of the world’s CFOs, according to the surveys by PwC Global. The number of financial leaders keen on stabilising their supplies and creating demand is way less than the number who wants to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. These numbers mark the ‘change’, and inherently demonstrate the unity with which the crisis has to be fought.
One cannot deny that businesses will not be on the crest of the wave after the lockdown ends, but there are more optimists than spiritless proprietors, who believe that the maximum time they will take to compensate for the lost time and demand will not be more than three months.
The difficult part would perhaps be to attune to the work routine after a longer than usual furlough which was not even registered on the planner! Instagram and Snapchat stories are seeing people keep a count on Lockdown Day _ and the many of us are acclimatizing with this as “normal”. This is good for a short-term scheme of working but in the long run, one will have to re-adapt to life when normalcy is actually restored.
Employees have understood that work from home works well for their companies. The demand for anything other than essentials has slipped down the slope. We have witnessed the complacent lifestyle possible within confined electricity, confined use of fuels, and that managing with renewable sources of energy is not impossible. Either the business of power plants may no longer be feasible or the economic crisis may vanquish the concern for conservation of nature.
We have, with this virus, seen the backwash of our own ignorance. We have seen that a virus is enough to create historic changes. Hence, it is everywhere, the virus of course, but with it, change.