After a week of telephone meetings and email correspondence across industries I’ve included insights from your peers below. 

 

  • My only comment is the same types of thoughtful consideration should be given to employees as well as our clients. Our employees are dealing with a large amount of stress…health concerns, daily care and routine for children, financial concerns, concern for elderly or immuno-compromised family members, etc, etc. it is difficult for employees to give their best to your clients under tremendous levels of stress. This is a time for thoughtfulness towards employees and clients on a more personal level.

 

 

  • The thing that comes to mind is the importance of investing in communication now more than ever.

 

 

  • With our staff working remotely, it takes more work to communicate with them in a clear way, but it is necessary.

 

 

  • The same goes for clients now, and especially if this event can conclude, and clients wish to re-engage at a similar or even greater pace than previously. There will be the mind-set of ‘lost time’.  Communication will be the key to being able to deliver successfully.

 

 

  • From Air Command and Staff College: The goal of war, is peace. There will be an end to this we need to focus on what that end will look like. Towards this, we need to retain our ability to function normally in the future. I think this implies protecting our staff from immediate downsizing to save money at the expense of future efficiency.

 

 

  • We have several things we have wanted to do which time limitations have kept us from doing. Things like grant proposals, presentations , and residency program planning. Often we dash those off, not with our best effort. Now we have a respite from our usual hectic course to allow attention to items like this.

 

 

  • We all have things we need to do professionally, such as continuing education, maintaining board certification, etc… which we can be done now at relative leisure.

 

 

  • Telemedicine is an area we have often discussed, but little embraced. We have all the parts in place, now we can implement them. This requires more screen time for docs, which we would rather be spending in the OR, but operating now for us will be sharply curtailed.  This may be chance for us to expand beyond our immediate neighborhood, as we can see patients virtually nationwide.

 

 

  • We don’t need a navigation system when it is daylight and the road is clear, we need it when we can’t see. Hopefully the untold hours we have collectively spent planning a path for our organization will keep us on the right track now.

 

 

  • We are going to take a major financial hit over the next (my guess) three months. Brace for it.

 

 

  • I will say that the whole world has turned upside down in about one week and essentially ALL of corporate America has their work force working from home.

 

 

  • My organization has set the initial date to reassess at April 15.

 

 

  • The trickle down for the business impact is huge and overwhelming for most business executives. At the moment people are just trying to run their business.

 

 

  • As a firm we have about 10-20 business issues that clients are pulling us into to deal with Corvid-19.

 

 

  • Everyone is sending out Corvid-19 issues to address – it’s information overload for the executive.