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Organizations should ask themselves what ‘the new normal’ will look like, and then what skills they will need in this new normal. Bastiaan Starink, specialist People and Organization at PwC, expects organizations to dismiss, hire and retrain people based on this. ‘This is In fact ‘skills bridging’.’
Good leadership is required to shape these adaptations. Bastiaan Starink advises all organizations to set up two teams. One team should concentrate on the short-term adjustments: how do I reorganize my office? How do I ensure the health and wellbeing of people? How do I deal with mobility? The second team should focus on the long term. ‘Businesses should attract and retain the right competences, in particular now business models are changing due to the crisis.’
Bastiaan does not anticipate a return to the ‘old situation’. He foresees rounds of downsizing that will have an impact on many. ‘This is a big concern, but also offers opportunities. The new NOW scheme provides for retraining, and staff shortages in sectors like education, healthcare, and the police force may be filled with people from other sectors.’
The government has a double role here, being both the largest employer in the Netherlands and the policy maker. According to Starink, the government can be a role model for instance, by retraining people and helping them to find other jobs.