Coronavirus would be as a guest or neighbor?!
Written by; M.H. Yarmohammadian,PhD,PostDoc; International Advisor at WBIUS
What does it means for businesses? What is implications for small businesses and startups?
“The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, last year and has since caused a large scale COVID-19 epidemic and spread to more than 70 other countries is the product of natural evolution, according to findings published today in the journal Nature Medicine.“
What are Coronavirus and its implications for small businesses and startups?. it is a good question for every businessperson who established recently a new enterprise. But due to wide spread of Coronavirus and it`s break out trend, from Wuhan endemic to epidemic across China and Southeast region of Asia, and then Europe and America, according to WHO announcement, it has gotten pandemic. This virus resulted in huge pandemic in this century, influenced all sectors of societies, governmental and private, international relations, foreign affairs and federal, state level even local authorities, military section and health and education systems, large manufacturing enterprises , service industries, and small businesses. Each level of business, has been gotten different Corona effects, results or outcomes. Large scale Manufacturing managers trying to concentrate on and overcoming the challenge by rethinking and restructuring the procurement and supply chain from international level, depend mostly on China, to localized market. Other Strategy for them is to reshape the production line to produce PPE or medical equipments such as ventilators or medical gas or oxygen producer machines, and hospital beds.
Small businesses especially small service enterprises are mostly taking advantages of online ordering and shopping, delivery services, task shifting or other resources management strategies to sustain and continue their surveillance in these hard days.
Most of people tell about Post-Corona Age and aftermath customers behaviors. But according to new findings of the Virus behavior, it seems to live with us for long time or may be to the end. Scientists suggest that we should cope and adapt with this new emergent neighbor not guest. The virus that human beings have destroyed its host (Bats) environment and houses, had to decide to transfer and live in our neighborhood. We should be ready and our institutions should be prepared to peaceful coexistence with this new rude neighbor for long term.
So what businesses can do?!
What we can do, we should rethink on different concept, nature, types and versions of working. We also should recognize existence of Corona and presence of its Shadow on daily life and work, and be well equipped and well adopted new norms and behaviors for work and life. Do you think, this assumption would be verfied in near future?!
So think of its essentials and requirements. We need to apply our creativity, and promote our innovation to provide new business plan and productions or services relevant to this challenge. This might directed us to new version of entrepreneurship appropriate to Corona Age.
Corona Age would be longer than ever assumed.
We will discuss more….