Covid-19 outbreak cause China to start lockdown and managed to control the spread of infection, break the infection chain. The rest of the world start to show infection increase trend, lead to implementation of Movement Control and Lockdown, same to Malaysia.
Malaysia implement Movement Control Order (Partially Lockdown), MCO from 18Mar to 31Mar which stop everyone from moving around the neighbourhood or town. This MCO meant to stop the infection chain of covid-19. During this MCO period, government advice everyone to stay at home.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused a lot of people change their lifestyle, their business model, or even their life. Traditional business model can not apply at this moment, people can not move from one place to another easily and freely. Everyone, every business need to find a way out, a countermeasure during this critical moment.
This Covid-19 pandemic could be a turning point for work from home or remote work. Where we should look into another different working culture, which everyone do not need to work in an office. Employee can actually work from home, or remote work space which might be located in different city or even different country. We do not need to see each other face to face, yet we can concall, video conference with all location by just a click.
Even after the pandemic Covid-19 is end, working at home is best model of working than it is now.
Work in an office will be only applicable for the core department, such as Human Resource Dept, Finance Dept, Payroll Dept and Core Operation team.
I personally work from home for past 7 years, I find it do not affect the work output, moreover I can have more time freedom and work at home. If you committed to your work, is does not matter where you work, it would not affect all the result at all.
Is a good time for all corporation to look into this, and the future would not be the same as all.
- Latest update for World and Malaysia Covid-19, China Wuhan Virus, CoronaVirus Condition, update on 17:30pm 24th March
- Malaysia Movement Control Orders extended to 14 April 2020, Prime Minister Announcement