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COVID-19: Business and capital planning for the next normal

Source: Deloitte
Date of Publication: June 1st, 2020
Four principles to ensure that business and capital planning is focused on the knowledge and strategies needed to recover and thrive in a future characterized by uncertainty.
In one sense, nothing has changed: The basic disciplines that underpin business and capital planning remain unchanged. Smart businesses still need to affirm their strategic intent, develop robust forecasts, communicate clearly with key stakeholders, back up their commitments with decisive actions and remember that, whatever happens, cash is king. In another sense, though, everything is different. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically shifted the context in which business leaders must view the fundamentals and execute on them.
REI to sell brand-new headquarters outside Seattle, embrace 'new normal' of remote work _ Fox Business

REI to sell brand-new headquarters outside Seattle, embrace 'new normal' of remote work

By: Travis Fedschun
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: August 13th, 2020
Company walking away from 380,000-square-foot building and 8-acre campus.
As World's Bars Reopen, Heineken Ad Captures the New Normal

As the World’s Bars Reopen, Heineken’s Ad About Social Distancing Is 100% Relatable

By: Sara Spary
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: July 31st, 2020
Publicis Italy captures the joy and awkwardness of the new normal.
Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic - WSJ

Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Rob Copeland
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: July 27th, 2020
Search-engine giant pushes back return to normalcy.
The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home - The New York Times

The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

By: David Streitfeld
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: June 29th, 2020
As the coronavirus keeps spreading, employers are convinced remote work has a bright future. Decades of setbacks suggest otherwise.
All That Coffee Drinking at Home Might Affect Chains Into Next Year_Adweek

All That Coffee Drinking at Home Might Affect Chains Into Next Year

By: Paul Hiebert
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: June 5th, 2020
Quarantine brewing leaves less time for a trip to Starbucks.
3 Behavioral Trends That Will Reshape Our Post-Covid World_HBR

3 Behavioral Trends That Will Reshape Our Post-Covid World

By: Eddie Yoon
Source: Harvard Business Review
Date of Publication: May 26th, 2020
Eddie Yoon explores three factors that may influence industries post-COVID.
China may become one of many hubs as companies diversify manufacturing after coronavirus shock

China may become one of many hubs as companies diversify manufacturing after coronavirus shock

By: Evelyn Cheng
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: May 25th, 2020
The coronavirus is “a wake-up call for pretty much every company,“ said Gerry Mattios, expert vice president at Bain. “The number one item on the agenda is, ‘how do I build resilience in my supply chain?’” “China is still a very attractive total supply chain solution,” said How Jit Lim, a managing director with consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal. “There are very few countries in the world where you can find almost everything you need to build something.”
Exports are still important for China’s economy, which contracted by 6.8% in the first quarter amid the height of the coronavirus outbreak within the country.
5 changes to expect in the workplace after COVID-19

5 changes to expect in the workplace after COVID-19

By: Diana Vienne
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: April 27th, 2020
A senior partner of a leadership consultancy says, “Rather than waiting for reentry and being reactive, leaders need to prepare, setting expectations for the ways of working that will benefit the organization down the road.”
New Normal | State Farm® Commercial

New Normal | State Farm® Commercial

By: State Farm
Source: Youtube
Date of Publication: March 27th, 2020
To any of our customers currently facing financial burdens, call your State Farm agent because we’re here to help make this “new” normal, feel just a little more…normal.