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COVID-19 has proven that 'necessity is the mother of all inventions' as businesses fight back

The MD of SCLO Consulting, Steve O’Hare believes many businesses in the tendering sector will come out of the COVID-19 crisis with a more flexible and efficient way of working.

Reflecting on a tumultuous time for UK business, Steve says that many organisations have reacted well having been forced into a corner and come up with solutions to problems which could put them in a good place for many years to come.

“There is that saying that necessity is the mother of all inventions and never more so has that been the case than during the coronavirus pandemic,” says Steve.

“Across and range of different sectors, people have had to work in different ways.

“Personally, a lot of the work that SCLO do has been remote anyway with webinars and online meetings but more and more companies have bought into this way of operating and learning.

“When we look specifically at tendering activity or providing a service for an organisation, companies can now provide that service in a different way. Look at the learning sector as a good example of that.

“There are some great examples around of how organisations have switched to being all online and virtual in a very short space of time and without a drop off in the quality of service they have provided to the end user.

“When we do finally emerge from the situation we have been forced into because of the pandemic, there will be a new normal. I expect that new normal to be one which is a lot more flexible in things we do, our ways of working have become different and we are a lot more efficient across the board as we look ahead.”

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