COVID-19: Preparing for the Now, the Next, and the New Normal
A Strategic Framework for Addressing Critical Financial and Operational Areas in the Current Crisis
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread to communities around the world, individuals and businesses alike are grappling with the short-and long-term impacts of the pandemic on their socio-economic security.
THE NEXT GUIDE
While it is still unclear what the long-term financial state of the economy will be once the immediate crisis has passed, one thing is abundantly clear: companies must take proactive measures now to deal with the immediate disruption and prepare for what the new normal will bring.
Our strategic crisis framework is designed to help companies navigate the critical financial and operational areas that need to be addressed across three key phases: dealing with the immediate disruption, defining the way forward, and driving transformational change to thrive in the new normal.
Many companies are acutely feeling the effects of the pandemic on their business. From declining revenue to broken supply chains, and the inability to quickly access financial data, companies must deal with disruption by taking immediate steps to stabilize their business.
We’ve prioritized a list of immediate actions and key considerations across four critical areas.
Once the business has stabilized, companies must realign strategy, evaluate capital options and kick off operational improvement initiatives to start down the path of transformation and resiliency. Careful planning and strong leadership will create a clear path forward for the business to thrive.
The New Normal
With critical threats in the rear-view mirror and a new path charted, companies begin to reap the rewards of their hard work and establish their own new normal. Functional excellence, accountability and careful execution will bring the business to a stronger point than where it started.