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How to Use Disruption as an Opportunity for Change
In general, most people are resistant to change. However, one thing great leaders do is use the disruption for change. The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect example. We can point to dozens of examples of companies, organizations, and the service industry who capitalized on this disturbance to address the needs of their customers and even gained new customers in the process by creating products and services to address these requirements.
Is the 9-5 Work Week Outdated?
The 9-5 workday was created by American labor unions in the 1800s. It was made popular in the 1920s by Henry Ford, who wanted to attract auto workers used to 12-hour shifts. Because today’s employees are accustomed to working 8-hour days, many still accept the setup. However, every aspect of working life has changed in the past century. With an increasing emphasis on organizing lives for greater work-life balance, it is time to replace a set workday with flexible hours.
3 Important Business Lessons COVID-19 Taught Us
The scope of the coronavirus pandemic caught everyone by surprise. The impact has been felt by companies of all sizes in all industries. Tough decisions continue to be made regarding layoffs, policy changes, hiring, and how to keep the doors open. Fortunate companies have been able to use creativity, planning, and help from outside sources to maintain operations. The lessons we learned from coping with the unexpected can be used to navigate through other crises.