World after the "Corona"

The pandemic affected all business areas, making us revise many production and organizational processes, challenging the schemes of communication with colleagues and partners, pushing online even those who had not been ready yet. Life was divided into BEFORE and AFTER this. But what will our world be like after the coronavirus?
Vladimir Sergunin
partner, Colliers International
We saw how many unnecessary things we do in our lives, how much time we spend on unnecessary meetings, senseless projects, and so on. Only at a distance, you can see what is really important and what is the excess of fat years. The crucial process of true digitalization, the business acceleration, has begun: online meetings, online sales, electronic documents. Such crises are a reason for the overall restructuring of business, thinking, and life."
Oleg Povalyaev
CEO, Nauchnye Razvlecheniya LLC
After the pandemic, management may become more technologically advanced, and many routine processes will be excluded. However, decision making will be increasingly centralized. Business can face negative selection that is traditional for Russia: the official businesses will go broke, while the ones working off the books will safely survive the crisis due to their greater plasticity and lack of obligations."
Maria Salikhova
Head of Marketing, Goodwin Concern LLC
(Goodwin Europe)
Our company only employs about 80 people, and at the same time there is a clear allocation of responsibilities and each employee's performance is clearly visible. Thus, the pandemic is unlikely to change anything in our case.

Working in the remote mode can increase the company's profitability, but a longer period out of office can cause disconnection within the team. I am for the traditional model."
Andrey Sazonov
Deputy CEO, KROST Concern
I am a distinguished industrialist and professional seller. And in sales, personal contact is very important, so my job is unlikely to radically change. But there is no doubt that many processes are being digitalized. Construction and industry depend on manual collective labor but are expected to be robotized and automated in the future.

The recent events made me think about the basic idea: the product is primary. We could not build houses, if we did not have bricks and reinforced concrete, and there would be no media without photos and texts, etc. It may sound banal, but in the bustle, such things are easy to forget."
Olga Zemtsova
Head of Strategic Consulting, CBRE
Such a large-scale remote work experience will definitely change the attitude of many companies. For many positions, remote work can be more effective, moreover, if employees can work from home, you can reduce office space and, ultimately, rental costs."
Yuri Antonov
CEO, MPBK Ochakovo JSC
I believe that in certain areas, work models will change. Many processes can be transferred from direct company management to specialized contractors. And, of course, many office employees will continue to work remotely. At the same time, everyone could see that even those risks that seemed insignificant at first, can quickly turn into a global fire, which means that companies will become more careful."
Olga Arkhangelskaya
partner, EY
The epidemic has shown the importance of the efficient mechanisms to coordinate the different branches and levels of power, online public services, tools for the authorities' dialogue with business and society, etc.

At the same time, for me, the credibility of the official media has increased, and fake stories made me take a fresh look at personalities not bound by professional or ethical restrictions.

And, of course, we began to put higher value on personal communication and office work. We saw the new dimensions of family relationships. I can say that I met my loved ones again!"
Evgenia Yakushina
Head of Marketing, Ecopolis Corporation
It may seem now that we have seen the real value of things and true priorities, and we might feel that everything will change after the pandemic. However, there are no absolute values in life, only situational ones. The things that used to be important can be depreciated completely during a crisis, but the reverse can also happen. Therefore, after the pandemic is over, our scale of values will in a lot of ways return to the pre-crisis state, and business will gradually return to normal.

The number of remotely working employees is likely to increase, but not much. After the lockdown, many people will no longer be willing to work from home. Although the skills of managing remote personnel will definitely become one of the most demanded manager competencies."
Yana Kotukhova
Head of GR and External Communications with EAEU Countries, Servier
Today, business is undergoing serious restructurization that is mainly useful: companies have to seek and adapt the most advanced practices. In real time, we can see certain previous organization models change and even stop working, service-oriented communications come to the fore, both inside and outside the company.

The benefits for the companies, which, like Servier, systematically invest in IT infrastructure and high technology, are becoming even more obvious. Production digitalization, business process optimization, modern tools of communication with partners and customers will undoubtedly allow us to be one step ahead of those who put off these changes."
Ilya Kondratyev
Chairman, Board of Directors, Felix
The pandemic has taught us to be as flexible as possible and to take changes easily. It is time to analyze and resolve the administrative issues, introduce new technologies, improve planning, and replace inefficient suppliers. For us, it is important to cooperate with major networks, to export, to manufacture special furniture for home offices. We can restructure the work in such a way that the pandemic does not significantly affect the business."
Sergey Shagalov
Head of Development, VDK
Recent events have shown that today information and the relevant transmission channels are one of the main resources. I am sure that thanks to this experience we will be able to facilitate many bureaucratic procedures by executing them online and to speed up the decision-making process. We learned to work a dozen times faster. The infectious hospital construction experience has shown that the tasks that had previously taken weeks to solve could be accomplished in one or two days. I sincerely hope that we, and the whole country, will continue to work at an accelerated pace."
Corporate Issue, Moscow Department
of Investment and Industrial Policy
E-mail: pressprom@mos.ru
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