One month ago, perhaps we thought this would be a V shaped recovery. Pause, restart. With 6.6 million unemployment claims this week, we are in for a longer haul. In the midst of damage control, if you are the leader, you have to think a bit further out.
Now is the time to plan out some variations in your what-ifs. April is gone. What if May? What if June?
What if June sees a relaxation and there is a resurgence in cases? What if additional government intervention occurs because of case resurgence?
Think about the variables and the combination of variables. We will emerge from this pandemic, we will. This is not the time for despondent thinking. This is the time for resourcefulness in the face of uncertainty. Think beyond emergency measures. What will life be like in two months time, three months time?