As we step into April, it’s astonishing the change that has taken place over the last 3 weeks. The world, and our part of it in the UK, has transformed beyond all recognition and becoming digital first services and businesses overnight.
This pandemic has impacted us all, and there have been fundamental shifts in many aspects of our lives which may never be the same again. Whilst there is nothing as constant as change, this change has been immediate, and the whiplash effect being felt throughout our everyday routines, let alone our business life and beyond.
The far-reaching ripples have just begun, and digital transformation and accelerated innovation is at the forefront to enable us to respond to the immediate demands and accelerate our digital needs. What was once a 2-year programme has been delivered in weeks. What was once thought not possible has been proven to be possible and achieved quickly. There has been a seismic shift of digital change, which we now need to continue the momentum. We also need to recognise in the aftershock the people who need supporting and enable our own digital maturity to ensure we can continue this path.
As our attention begins to turn from crisis management to adjusting to the new normal and what life be like in a post-COVID world, those who take the time to think through and prepare for what will come next will undoubtedly hit the ground running when we exit lockdown. We have accelerated forward and returning to what was will not necessarily be an option. The new normal has brought new expectations. Whether you have a digital strategy or are thinking about your digital direction in the wake of COVID19 now is the time to begin to shape your thinking, build with a digital first person centric culture in mind and accelerate forward your own goals to ensure you thrive in this new era. The reset button has firmly been pressed and now is the time to dare to dream.
Navigating this path is not easy. To help we have laid out some themes to consider in beginning to consider the immediate term quick wins and the longer-term realisation of your goals:
Here at OJO work closely as team. We have transformed our business over night to support our clients and maintain operations in these times. Our view is to support where we can. If we can help you navigate the current and future landscape, we will. We are offering free support and advice and reduce / delayed invoicing to help in every way we can and supporting charities with pro bono and discounted work through match funding and other means. Every piece of help starts with a conversation, and we love to chat, so feel free to contact us by email, phone or video and let’s build a better future one day at a time together.