What a difference  a pandemic can make!

The way forward is uncertain.  We are now in the middle of the initial corona-virus impact.  It has been a trying series of weeks and  unfortunately we are no where close to the end of this journey.  We are at the end of the beginning, as we painstakingly exit the initial health and economic shock of the corona-virus impact. Thought leaders and economists are predicting a protracted return to economic health

Sadly we now enter the next stage of getting people back to work, and addressing an economic downturn like no one has ever experienced.  A vaccine is many months away which will enable us to deal with the “new Norm” somewhere in late 2021 or early 2022.  I am not being a pessimist, I am merely being a realist by acknowledging the brutal reality of our situation but having the fervent belief that we will overcome and succeed.

The path forward will present unique challenges and require agile leaders to be exceptional at change management and employee engagement.  The factors that made us successful over the past 12 years are being challenged on every front. Strategies and tactics are being revisited as companies attempt to understand and manage the current terrain.

The age-old adage “what got you here will NOT get you there” has never been more applicable.  As leaders we must be willing to step out of our comfort zone and embrace the current state

Quality Management and risk management processes such as ISO 9001, Six Sigma and Lean have been around for many years, and have been accepted to various degrees by industries.  I highly recommend we revisit these timeless principles.  Perhaps adapting them to the letter is overkill.  I suggest however that adopting the underlying principles and processes in your business planning will best prepare companies to weather the coming months and beyond.

So what essentially is a Quality Management System, and why should it matter?

                                                                                                                                                                             “A Quality Management System (QMS) is a set of interrelated or interacting elements of an organization to establish  policies, objectives and processes to achieve desired  objectives”  

  Crisis Management requires us to assess the risk, prioritize the risk and mitigate the risk,  This is the environment which we have been given and currently are attempting to exit.  Most companies are evolving to the next stage:  restarting our companies in a highly volatile environment.


As companies confront these unusual work environs, there are three things required to come out ahead:


  • A optimistic reality of our current state with an overwhelming conviction that we will prevail
  •  A reliable and manageable Quality Management System sustaining focus on solving high ROI issues in concert with the corporate vision.
  • Leadership and coaching  to guide your human capital to effect Change.

Hahn Training provides Business planning that incorporates the disciplines of ISO enterprise wide and allows you to become healthier, stronger and more successful.  We are happy and share perspectives over a virtual cup of Jo…

Let me know if you are interested in scheduling a mutually convenient meeting.   to discuss business continuity planning




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