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Project managers can transform your business after Covid

Author: Allyssa Wagan
by Allyssa Wagan
Posted: Aug 26, 2020

The worst effects of the Covid crisis is still not over. As this post was composed (early July 2020), more countries than ever were experiencing their largest ever volume of Corona virus victims.

Whilst it appeared as though the worst was over in early June, that now seems like it was too optimistic.

Plan ahead

However, employers which have actually had personnel working at home should start preparation for two things. Initially, how they will survive the rest of the crisis. Second, how they will emerge from the pandemic with a more powerful company all set to take the opportunities which shall emerge when the economy begins to recover.

It seems a long period of time now since we weren't discussing Coronavirus. At that time, dynamic organisations were planning how to bring brand-new services to market, how to enhance their processes, or how to make themselves more efficient.

Yet, in the middle of all the unpredictability and suffering, there are some patterns which organizations can capitalise on as they plan ahead.

Working from home

Many workers across the globe can clamber out of bed, stroll downstairs and enter a Zoom video call with their co-workers at 9:00am. Some probably even attended without even getting out of bed!

No driving to work, no long commuting time on the subway, crushed together with all the other passengers. Less fatigue, more time to spend with the kids, and less interruptions. For numerous employees, working at home has actually been a blessing in disguise. In brief, lots of employees believe their efficiency is greater when home working.

Benefits of home working

What should employers do when the Covid-19 pandemic is over? Instruct everyone to come back to the workplace to commence work? Numerous employers will recognise that this is a massive opportunity to change their approach. Why go back to the old methods when the brand-new methods have so many benefits? More productive employees, smaller rent to pay for workspace, less staff to employ for security and other services.

Business plan

Planning your business to move to remote working is a smart move. And getting this done is where project managers come in. A great project manager can compose a business plan to compare the costs and risks versus the benefits to be gained. They can present it to upper management, get their approval and secure the funding to carry out the project.

Project manager

An excellent project manager will understand how to develop project management strategies and plans, which set out the timescales and budget needed to make it possible for the modifications to happen. The project management plan will break down the work into manageable portions. The project manager shall then assign the work to the ideal group, keep track of the work, report back to upper management, and make sure that any problems and threats get handled.

Training

That's great if your company has experienced or trained up project managers ready to take the initiative. However, what if your company is small, or does not have an experienced project manager? Well, if you can't find an experienced project manager, the next best thing is to train up your own personnel. That implies sending them to get trained on one of the very many project management courses which are offered.

Right now, the majority of project manager courses take place as virtual instructor-led courses, or as self-study online training courses. In any case, attendees will discover the essentials of project management: planning, managing threats, managing modifications, managing stakeholders, management of quality.

The future

With an excellent project manager helping your business to migrate to a leaner, more effective machine, your company can focus on getting itself all set to benefit from the development of the economy that will occur after the Covid pandemic is over.

About the Author

Allyssa Wagan is a writer with an interest in management, business and technology subjects. Allyssa currently works for Knowledge Train, a leading project management training provider in the UK.

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