The coronavirus is a life-changing experience for all of us. More than half of our activities are off for an undefined period. Many governments, companies, organizations, workplaces are forced to adopt new policies to protect their people and interests.
Experts are predicting that it may take a couple of years to get rid of the COVID-19 virus. Even if we manage to drive it away, it may leave some permanent change in our ways of living. Some changes could be positive, and some changes could be the result of fear and paranoia.
During this COVID-19 outbreak, most of us have no choice but to work from home. It reveals some interesting facts about our system. We can do many of our works from home. As we are getting accustomed to working at home, we are becoming good at it. We are starting to develop new ways and styles to make our working system better and better.
So, when the pandemic is over, the corporate may get a bit relaxed about going to the office regularly. They may open the working from the home facility for certain groups of employees or for certain types of work.
Everything is getting computerized these days. Now the pandemic proves that we may have to depend more on the internet, computer, and other digital devices. There will be more emphasis on e-learning now that we may all have to do our work digitally.
So, e-learning could be popular more than ever. Many schools, colleges, and universities are already adopting online platforms for their students. Many institutions are offering courses and giving online certification facilities.
The COVID-19 virus is showing no bias when it comes to infecting people. So, it can change the perspective of many people about the ways of life. The employers may feel more sensitive about their employees.
Their business perspective will also change. As human interaction becomes unwelcoming, new policies must be adopted to make the employers more welcoming to the workplace.
The casual gathering will be reduced to a certain degree. Even when the pandemic will be over, people feel sensitive about meetings or any kind of social gathering. To reassure more safety, the company has to think of new strategies to arrange meetings with the staff and clients.
Communication is proved to be the key to run a successful company. The physical presence is becoming redundant day by day. We may be moving forward to a world where we need the least physical contact to perform our job. And the best way to do that to make our digital communication stronger.
The trend of free access to the workplace could be limited to a certain degree. People who are not involved may not visit the workplace. So, the light mood of taking your kids or friends to the workplace would be over. There might be more restrictions to the workplace than necessary in the near future.
The pandemic will be over one day, but the impact it is creating may stay for a long time. We may have to rethink our way of life. We have to think about our climates, upcoming disasters and diseases, and potential political unrest around the world.
The sad part of our science and technology is that there are more investments in creating new weapons or making new missiles than researching viruses and disease. Many leaders of the influential country are giving more focus on world domination. The foolish desire for becoming more powerful is going on and on.
Perhaps the coronavirus pandemic will change this pathetic notion from the many influential world leaders. We may envision a world where peace and harmony exist for all.