How the Coronavirus is Already Rewriting the Future of Business
Harvard Business School experts were asked to speculate how COVID-19 will impact business in a post-pandemic world. This article by Dina Gerdeman details these predictions, such as how organizations will develop trust-based cultures, how remote work will become strategic, and how leadership will be forced to engage their people to work together creatively. Eleven strategic forecasts to set your own business at the tip of the sword for upcoming changes.
Source: Harvard Business School, March 16, 2020
Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Self-Isolating Future
The experiment into moving work from corporate offices to home offices represents a glimpse into a future that we can achieve, even if everyone is not on board yet. Will Oremus of OneZero lays out the ways that working from home could reshape society with this well-sourced and comprehensive article. He also lets us know that the change is not really as radical as some may believe it to be.
Source: OneZero, March 11, 2020
NAB and Gartner cancel events due to coronavirus pandemic: 2020 tech conference cancellations and travel bans list
Events are being canceled or postponed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article, ZDNet gives details about the disruptions, including a listing of tech conferences that are canceled, postponed, or going virtual.
Source: ZDNet, March 11, 2020
YC’s Demo Day and SXSW Make Plans to Go Online
South by Southwest and Y Combinator’s annual demo day are going virtual instead of live sessions. PitchBook discusses how this may change business going forward, and tests the value of in-person meetings.
Source: PitchBook, March 6, 2020
Virtual Events Thrive Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The number of virtual meetings is sky-rocketing, starting in China but going abroad. As the cautious cancel or postpone the traditional in-person events, virtual events are being taken more seriously than ever. PR Week explores some of the uses for virtual gatherings, from shareholder meetings to educational summits, as well as what it will mean for the future of industry shows and other physical events.
Source: PR Week, March 6, 2020
Working From Home, Video Job Interviews And No In-Person Meetings Will Be The New Post-COVID-19 Standard
How will the reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic shape the future of business? Forbes reports how the temporary changes to work from home, travel, and meeting policies may become permanent going forward, and what impacts these changes can have on the work-world.
Source: Forbes, March 6, 2020
JPMorgan Asked Thousands Of Employees To Work From Home: This May Start A New Trend
Major companies like JPMorgan, Amazon, and Twitter are reacting to COVID-19 by permitting tens of thousands of their employees to work from home. Forbes reports in this article about some of the unintended positive consequences of such programs, including impacts to child care expenses, pollution, and work-life balance.
Source: Forbes, March 4, 2020
Microsoft’s new coronavirus plan: Seattle-area employees to work from home for next 3 weeks
Microsoft has reacted to the Coronavirus pandemic by recommending all 54,000 of its Seattle-based employees work from home for the next few weeks. They have also updated their travel guidelines, all based on guidance from health officials.
Source: GeekWire, March 4, 2020
Companies Are Cancelling U.S. Domestic Travel Over Coronavirus Fears
Facebook and Amazon are among the companies rethinking employee travel as the outbreak intensifies. The Washington Post, in this article, explores some of the impacts to the hospitality and transportation industries, as well as how major tech companies are adapting to the disruption through their employee policies.
Source: Washington Post, February 28, 2020