We created our crisis response. Uneven across the landscape, some more affected than others. By now, we are doing what we thought prudent. For some, that will necessarily be maintained, others may see dramatic shifts in the next four weeks.
While your crisis response is set (one way or the other), it is time to plan for a transition. It is time to blend your crisis response team with your transition team.
Time Frames and Scenarios
Look at the extremes that may happen in your what-if scenarios. Look at the time frames –
- April 30 will see the expiration of current “essential services” guidance. Some places will see continued guidance, other places will see re-definition.
- Four weeks out, there will be some re-mobilization, and that experience will teach us more about how we will proceed (or retreat).
- Two months out, we will begin to understand our companies in the midst of this chronic condition. And we will learn more about what is possible and not possible given the circumstance.
- Four months out (August), we will gauge our ability to cope and determine how to leverage our assets in the face of circumstances.
- Eight months out, we should see what we will look like going forward into the future, however modified, however different.
This is not something that will just get fixed. This is more likely a chronic condition we have to adapt to. Even if herd immunity kills off COVID-19, you can rest assured there will be a COVID-20.