States are continuing to reopen and across industries teams are transitioning back to work under new and stricter guidelines.
As they continue to grapple with the economic fallout, supply chain disruption, and employee health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaders must find ways to get their employees quickly and safely back to work.
According to a poll of webinar attendees, 41 percent said the most urgent challenge was monitoring employee wellness and customizing schedules to ensure safe coverage of essential operations. Thirty-three percent of attendees said their most urgent challenge was the general management of new workflows required to keep everyone safe. Other challenges included monitoring sanitization protocols, training employees, and tracking hygiene practices.
Not only must leaders find ways to ensure their workforce is able to return safely, they must also rapidly adjust and adapt their workflows to be ready to respond this new reality. Dislocated and dispersed workflows will no longer suffice.
There are still a lot of unknowns moving forward, but the coronavirus pandemic has shown that companies will likely now need to do more with less.
Rapid adaptability is now a matter of survival. Agile software, like low-code platforms, is imperative to moving forward. Manual processes and legacy systems are woefully inadequate to meet the demands of this new reality, like connecting employees to critical data, tracking and managing employee health, and planning for the future.
Like many companies in the beginning of the pandemic, Geisinger Health System needed to rapidly move their workforce remote and ensure their teams could be connected to critical data and communicate efficiently.
The Pennsylvania-based health care provider turned to Quick Base to increase speed to value by rapidly deploying applications that reassigned employees and provided those in need with financial assistance. More than 2,000 jobs have been filled and vulnerable employees were able to receive financial assistance in less than 48 hours.
Geisinger Health System leaders realized leveraging low-code would allow them to create agile and scalable software solutions to accommodate new ways of working. For example, employees developed a reassignment application in one week and were able to train staff to use the application in just one day.
Companies are getting back to work. It won’t be a return to normal, but rather an opportunity to build a foundation that will enable business to continuously adapt to this new reality.