The recent coronavirus outbreak has affected practically everyone in the world, with all countries and their people being affected by it.
It has changed everything to do with our everyday lives, like socialising, shopping, working, traveling and more.
The coronavirus has forced the world to adapt in the face of the viral spread, and luckily we have been smart enough to come together in the world and make these changes.
Unfortunately these changes have had drastic effects on businesses and individuals alike, as non-essential shops and businesses have been forced to close their doors.
People are staying at home and partaking in very different habits than they normally would, for example online shopping and video streaming.
But what about when the lockdown is lifted and these businesses then have to reopen, in a world that has drastically changed.
The modern world has never experienced anything like the recent outbreak, and it is going to a be a massive learning curve for businesses when they re-open.
The coronavirus has essentially shut down the global economy, and this is something that has never happened before, never mind reopening after these events.
Many businesses are already working on their reopening plans, but the advice that all these plans are based on comes from the same place, i.e. governments and authorities.
Experts are saying that there needs to be some kind of mutual learning and cooperation from individual companies.
Approaches to reopening should aim to take knowledge from everywhere, including other countries, sectors and even competitors.
Another thing to note is that the world leaders that are responsible for the passing down of knowledge need to be prepared to take into account new information as it surfaces, if we are going to have the best shot at keeping numbers down.
The future is uncertain, but we must the reopening process smart and informed.