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Is Your Organizational Culture Prepared for COVID-19?

Everyone agrees that COVID-19 is disrupting businesses in ways that will be felt for quite some time. What we consider “normal” working behaviors will shift. In particular, we see three issues that will drive how sales, marketing, and service will need to adapt to the new “normal”.

  1. Physical distance will remain an issue for some time
  2. There is a push to ramp up trends that were already taking place, such as:
    1. Virtual meetings
    2. E-documentation
    3. Ordering online
  3. Cyber security will become even more critical

What becomes clear is that companies that want to survive and thrive need to disrupt established routines and to adapt their organizational culture to the changed environment.

With this, it becomes increasingly clear that organizational culture will determine success. Illustrated below, you see how things like IT, knowledge transfer, employee autonomy, and views on innovation can set your company up for success or threaten to cripple you during this (or a similar) event.

2 4-way panels with text

But don’t despair. If you notice you have weaknesses, now is the time to focus on them, make changes, and ensure your company doesn’t just survive, but that it comes out stronger.

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  • Breaking Into the U.S. Water Sector: The Vast U.S.A.

    When considering entry into the U.S. market, it is imperative to remember how vast the U.S. is. While the water in most areas of another country with a small geographic footprint might be similar to one another, that is not the case here.

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    Third-party warehouses (3PLs) have historically provided companies with an invaluable service: the ability to store inventory and ship it out to customers around the globe. These warehouses are experts at packaging products to maximize order fulfillment.

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  • International Shipping and Incoterms

    When dealing with shipping internationally, especially from abroad to the U.S., setting the terms of the transaction from the moment the customer requests a quote is incredibly important. To avoid problems, unwanted costs, and even potential legal issues, there should be no room for confusion or ambiguity in the contract you set up with your customer.

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  • Shipping with HS and HTS Codes

    If your organization intends to ship or receive items to or from overseas, it is important to understand an integral part of the international shipping process: the Harmonized System (HS) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), which were developed by the World Customs Organization.

    February 8, 2021
How can we help you?
Contact us or submit a business inquiry online.

Is Your Organizational Culture Prepared for COVID-19?

Everyone agrees that COVID-19 is disrupting businesses in ways that will be felt for quite some time. What we consider “normal” working behaviors will shift. In particular, we see three issues that will drive how sales, marketing, and service will need to adapt to the new “normal”.

  1. Physical distance will remain an issue for some time
  2. There is a push to ramp up trends that were already taking place, such as:
    1. Virtual meetings
    2. E-documentation
    3. Ordering online
  3. Cyber security will become even more critical

What becomes clear is that companies that want to survive and thrive need to disrupt established routines and to adapt their organizational culture to the changed environment.

With this, it becomes increasingly clear that organizational culture will determine success. Illustrated below, you see how things like IT, knowledge transfer, employee autonomy, and views on innovation can set your company up for success or threaten to cripple you during this (or a similar) event.

2 4-way panels with text

But don’t despair. If you notice you have weaknesses, now is the time to focus on them, make changes, and ensure your company doesn’t just survive, but that it comes out stronger.