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From virtual workstations to one-way corridors, here's how homeworking and workplaces could be redesigned to keep employees safe and reduce COVID-19 transmission.

Source: www.weforum.org

The office environment will be reborn with more flexibility, autonomy, technology and safety. Now is the opportunity to redesign how and where we work.

This may be some businesses' last chance at forgivable loans.

Source: www.inc.com

Business has been given an extension on the PPP program. Many lenders have created specialists to assist in application. It’s important that anyone who is eligible apply soon – keep small business the backbone of America!

Banks and credit unions will only gain branch cost savings if they improve their digital offerings. Many consumers aren't that impressed.

Source: thefinancialbrand.com

Branch networks are evolving. Financial institutions with strong digital presence will gain flexibility in making network decisions, yet on-site interaction is still highly important for complex and problem-solving activities.

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly changed our way of life and some aspects aren't going to go away any time soon. Social distancing, for instance, could be in place until scientists find a vaccine.

Social distancing will have serious effects on the banking industry. How will the needs of customers and staff to be safe change the way we...

We've just experienced a different Memorial Day weekend, and across the United States, communities are opening up and creating the “new normal”. For the immediately foreseeable future, we will, in some form, embrace a set of behaviors that allow a return to social and commercial interaction.

No matter how this evolves, I doubt there’s a businessperson among us who fails to understand the depth of the recession we are facing. Even with stimulus, phased-openings, and pent up demand,...

The COVID-19 is not only an immense health crisis--it’s also an imminent restructuring of the global economy, but leaders can begin navigating beyond the coronavirus crisis.

Source: www.mckinsey.com

Consultancy McKinsey presents this excellent overview on how to think about moving into the economic and social New Normal.

According to a new IBM Institute for Business Value survey, 75% of respondents said they would not be attending any trade shows and business conferences that will be held this year.

Source: westfaironline.com

As it becomes clear that the value of trade shows is limited through 2020, many of our clients are asking us to design small, “curated” and “executive” events where attendees feel safer and more valued.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted how people bank, how payments are made and the importance of community commitment.

Source: thefinancialbrand.com

The pandemic has accelerated the shifts to digital banking by 24-36 months. Branch networks will be smaller, yet even more important to community banks and credit unions as the most effective brand presentation and problem-solving platform.

In recent years decision makers in both the public and private sectors have made an astounding number of poor calls. For example, the decisions to invade Iraq, not to comply with global warming treaties, to ignore Darfur, are all likely to be recorded as injudicious in history books. And how about the decisions to invest […]

Source: hbr.org

Excellent decision-making will help your company “bend the curve” toward success trough the coming recession and business sea-change. Harvard Business Review offers an excellent library of articles on decision-making.