BY ADAM BENZION writing for FastCompany.com
For many of us, virtualizing or “Zooming” through our daily work has become the new normal. The very nature of what we do—from the C-suite to the classroom and medical visits—requires person-to-person contact, even if it’s via webcam. Right now at least, only 30% of us get to work from home, which is a devastating blow to our society. Just witness the growing unemployment numbers.
There are ways more businesses and organizations can adapt and virtualize. We have no choice. The coronavirus has caused a seismic shift in industries across the board. So, we must take a wider, holistic approach to understand how we can use online tools and our own innovative capabilities to stay connected, productive, and hopefully recover our businesses.
Because so many people have smartphones, computers, and tablets, the infrastructure is already there in many ways. Reaching out to people, wherever they are, has never been easier. And there’s a silver lining in all this: Physically connecting with someone actually takes a lot of time, emissions, and energy when most of what is accomplished in a meeting can happen over Slack or a Zoom call. The time you save and how much more you can get done in a day may surprise you.
Here are seven industries that already are, or should be, Zoomifying:
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