While large companies have their own difficulties, they have access to more resources and more developed HR teams; smaller companies do not have access to the same resources but still have to read into the needs of the employees.
“Mission command” and other military principles can guide policy makers and business leaders thrust into crisis.
To succeed as an organization in these fast-changing times, business leaders need to think not just about what crises are happening today, but also what opportunities tomorrow might bring.
If the coronavirus re-emerges over the summer or fall due to a decrease in social distancing and other factors, employers will need to be prepared for a return to remote work and other pandemic-induced workplace changes.
While it may seem difficult to believe, there will be a point when companies will open up their offices again as Federal and state governments begin to lift restrictions. Organizations must prepare for that now, or at least engage your stakeholders early for a reintegration discussion.