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Successful companies: the coronavirus crisis and its surprises

We are all familiar with the subject of coronavirus, its impact on the economy and innovation. However, there is one aspect that we talk much less about: companies for whom the crisis has given an unexpected “boost”.

Who would have thought?

Over the past few months, we have had to deal with a lot of unusual events. From the impact on the environment to the one on the economy, there have been many changes. On a more positive note, we have seen the creation of new startups, or SMEs finding themselves overburdened with work. At Coworking Neuchâtel, we have also been able to feel this transformation, not to mention the measures we have had to take internally.

While temporary lay-offs were a necessary evil for some, others could not stop working for a second. This is the case for some of our members! Indeed, Novoglas, for example, has experienced some very intense months. Being specialized among others in the design of Plexiglas solutions, the demand increased drastically as you can imagine. In the field of translation and communication, Ceci-Cela has also helped. From adapting training courses to an online format to taking part in coronavirus-related surveys, the tasks were varied.

And now?

Let’s face it, the economy has seen better days. However, from an uncomfortable situation that we can rebuild better. The most important thing is to know how to innovate in a time of crisis. In other words, this period allows companies to work in slow motion to reinvent themselves and to adapt their model to a changing economy. Of course, such a subject can be easy to apply in theory, but much less so in practice. This is why you can find support from companies specialized in innovation, among others, to help you in your evolution.

To conclude on a positive note, let’s remember the following: Some companies have been able to grow during this health crisis. This means that it is up to us to make the right decisions for a better future. So let’s be aware of the situation, let’s be inspired to create the future because it is up to us.

To go further: 

Has coronavirus helped the environment?
Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment
The economic impact of coronavirus across the globe

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