Managing Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Bazul Ashhab shares with The Business Times’ Views From The Top how businesses should plan for recurring clampdowns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Oon & Bazul’s Managing Partner, Bazul Ashhab, was quoted in The Business Times’ Views From The Top article titled “Agility and resilience to hurdle ahead”.
The article was first published in The Business Times on 24 May 2021.
Agility and resilience to hurdle ahead
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: How should businesses plan for recurring Covid-19 clampdowns in response to new waves of infection?
Managing Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Oon & Bazul LLP
The difficulty lies in planning for a continuous length of time for the various forms of uncertainties lying ahead. Putting in place the technology hardware and software is not as difficult as putting in place a structure to maintain cohesiveness, mentoring and exchange of ideas with constant disruption to operating in a physical office. Businesses need to invest in training their HR executives to manage their colleagues in the new norm.
Business development (BD) will also have to relook at how they can engage their customers’ experience, inspire trust and develop new relationships given international travel is out of the question for a considerable time. Should businesses relook at hiring and locating future BD personnel from certain countries? These are difficult times but require businesses to take a root and branch approach to how they function in these uncertain times.