How a crisis can be a chance to reorganize your company


Restructuring an entire company’s workforce is anything but simple. If you plan to do this in your own company, then you should be prepared to take plenty of factors into consideration. You need to be aware of the potential ramifications of your actions, including its effects on employee morale, productivity, and your ability to manage them effectively.

With that being said, the Coronavirus crisis should make companies stop and reevaluate their workflow. It has created a situation wherein you can make better decisions about career transition, reassignment, and other restructuring activities.

What Coronavirus Has Made Possible

The pandemic has made conducting business much more difficult, but it has also made three things possible:

  1. You now have the opportunity to reevaluate your business’s goals and make the necessary changes to move forward.
  2. You have gained a better understanding of where your operation’s weaknesses lie, especially in times of crisis.
  3. You have undoubtedly been forced to identify different assets in terms of workforce.

These conditions represent a silver-lining opportunity that makes it easier to execute a company’s reorganization. Let’s explore each one in more detail below.

Reevaluate Your Business’s Goals

This pandemic has likely shaken your entire business to its core. Now, you are faced with questions on how you must proceed to make it through this crisis and also prepare for the next one. The answers to these questions will represent your new company objectives, giving you a basis on which to optimize the business structure within your organization.

Understand Your Business’s Weaknesses

In a similar manner, this crisis has forced you to come face to face with inefficiencies in your operations. These weaknesses in your system have likely been magnified to unprecedented levels, giving you a clear picture of what they are and where they lie. With this insight, you can now do what’s necessary to ensure these weaknesses are addressed.

Identify Different Assets in Your Workforce

This situation has forced most of companies to consider working from homes, while some have been allowed to operate with a skeletal workforce. These circumstances hit and reshape companies; giving them an opportunity to identify strong assets within their workforce, their staff’s agility and adaptability skills are shown during times like this so that future strategies can be taken and assigned appropriately. 

How to Move Forward

Going back to our original statement, reorganizing an entire company is never straightforward. This means that there isn’t a template we can provide that will be applicable to every single business out there.

However, what we can say is that great care must be taken along each step. You need to be sensitive about your employees’ needs, considerate of what any changes might mean for your business’s future, and remember to always make decisions in accordance with labor law.

While the coronavirus has brought terrible uncertainty into all of our lives, it has also given us an opportunity to learn and ultimately become better. Take this time to take a step back and look at the overall picture so that you can make the best decisions to be ready for the future.

Pasona Thailand would be more than happy to assist you as you reorganize your company during this crisis.

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