Working Method and Covid-19

By Dr. Alin Posteucă

It is increasingly obvious that the need to apply social distance begins to impose itself as a way of life and work, now and especially after the crisis caused by Covid-19 (regardless of whether we are keeping a distance of 1, 2 or even 3 meters between people).

Defining the negative impact of non-compliance with the application of social distance in companies is simple: sickness and absenteeism that contribute to lower productivity (throughput & contribution productivity).

In this context, it is obvious that the working methods of companies have to be redesigned, at least in certain areas of companies, so as to respect both the need for social distance and the need to maintain or increase productivity (without investments in new equipment/robots) and regardless of the type of industry (services, manufacturing and assembly, processing, logistics, etc.).

So, do you think there is a need for innovative redesign of the working method in companies? Do you think that this can be done before resuming activities after the medical crisis to mitigate the negative effects of the obvious economic crisis?

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Dr. Alin Posteucă is a consultant in productivity and profitability, CEO of Exegens® and the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts. His major research areas include manufacturing policy deployment, manufacturing cost improvement and visible profitability of operational excellence by improving productivity. His recent research includes the impact of Industry 4.0 on planning and developing synchronous profitable operations and on information systems of cost and budget in order to substantially improve the operational unit costs.

He has been actively involved in various industrial consulting and training projects for more than 20 years, delivering training/ workshop programs in Productivity, Innovation, Business Transformation and Leadership for over 5,000 participants.

He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting. He has an MBA Degree and a BA Degree in Accounting and Computer Science and he is certified Public Accountant in Romania. He has published in various research journals and presented papers at numerous conferences and congresses regarding Productivity, Profitability and Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Alin Posteucă is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Speed-Based Target Profit (SBTP) concepts, published in four books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA).