It’s undeniable that COVID-19 has been a real eye-opener. Many entrepreneurs have realized how much their business models depended wholly on a smooth-sailing environment and have resolved to take alternative routes.
This devastating COVID-19 global pandemic has forced companies across the globe to either shut their operations or pivot to a new business strategy and reconfigure their workforce.
Business models hitherto considered impossible have now become the new normal.
Just like other spheres, the landscape of entrepreneurship in Nigeria has witnessed a paradigm shift since the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are 5 ways COVID-19 has revolutionized entrepreneurship in Nigeria:
This is one of the biggest shifts that emerged out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With government restrictions in place and the shutdown of non-essential; services in the country, several businesses in Nigeria are forced to adapt and embrace remote work– at least for the short term.
Although the transition to working remotely was fast and furious for lots of organizations are now realizing work-from-home as the future of work– pandemic or not.
Businesses are now forced to adopt several messaging and communication tools to improve their employees’ productivity while they work-from-home.
Some of these tools shaping the future of work include Rich Communication Services (RCS), digital messaging channels, virtual meetings, and chatbox to enhance communication both internally and externally.
To minimize human-to-human contact, food delivery and e-commerce companies are opting for a contactless delivery option to ensure safety.
This approach is becoming a new normal in the entrepreneurship sphere. And forward-thinking entrepreneurs are integrating of contactless delivery options in their business strategy to serve their clients.