Three Desirable Business Culture Shifts Post Coronavirus

Pradeep Aradhya
4 min readApr 20, 2020
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At the very least, I hope new nuances to the word “virality” will be found because of COVID 19. Here are potentially three positive nuances and changes to how we work and do business that might occur due to the impact of this pandemic:

Stragglers will finally move Online — Social distancing demands that your work meetings are online on Zoom/Webex/GotoMeeting. Your kids’ school and lessons are online with Google Classroom.

Your doctor is online with Telehealth. Your social gatherings are online. DJ’ed parties are online!

Live shows are trying to go online. Your shopping if any is definitely online for necessities, food etc. Business and companies that either disdained online or thought they either had more time or not enough time or just did not get it right are being forced to be effective online. Either you have digital advertisement, sales, POS or you are unlikely to live through this downturn. The most significant shift is education. Many entrepreneurs and pioneers have been pushing online education. SNHU is slated to become the first billion dollar school. And yet educators believe in good old classrooms and printed material and the old way. Parents who believed that only printed material could ever be a rewarding experience for their kids and learners will be forced to question their premise. Recognition of degrees from online schools is scant or disregarded but now the world has no choice. Similarly, non-profits who thought online was too much or only good if you could afford VR are going to languish without visitor or donor interest. Some leaders have started to revolutionize the non-profit experience (particularly in the museum world) with fun self driven interactive digital experiences that can be made with a fraction of the cost of VR.

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Pradeep Aradhya

Exploring boundaries on culture, business strategy, and technology. Film maker, Kidlit Author, Technologist, Philanthropist, Investor, CEO