Transition to the New Normal Work Arrangements

Transition to the New Normal work Arrangements by your VA Ayah

With this Pandemic the world is facing, everyone has established their own ways to survive. The Community Quarantine has protected us in its effort to flatten the curve, however, the economy is slowing dying and thus quarantine is starting to be modified for select establishment to run businesses. Although it may sound alarming but people also need to earn money to survive and at some point allowing movement of businesses benefits the people.

As stated by WHO, this virus may live with us until such time a cure or vaccine has been successfully formulated. Who knows the exact time of this? If we admit that we don’t have any idea, then it is really the time to blend and survive.

The new normal by Virtual Agenda

For those who will read this 5 years from now, let me give you an idea of how we are dealing this Pandemic brought by Covid 19.

We need to wear mask whenever going outside. Some were issued quarantine pass and those are the only person that can go out to do important stuffs. Social distancing is a must, washing of hands every now and then and above all boost your immune system. Establishments, businesses are all close for the past 2 months.

And now here we are about to deal with its economic impact, yes I’m talking to both the future and the present readers.


Work from home Virtual Agenda

As mandated by the new community quarantine guidelines, essential businesses are allowed to operate on a limited number of personnel or the so called “skeleton force”. It was also suggested to encourage work from home arrangement to teams that can support business operations at home.

This is all new to most employees. Given this situation and limited number of personnel to work with, how do we ace it?

The key to successful transition (CPSAC)

  • Communicate – this is the main link that binds the organization from your work from home support team to you being the one on site or store and to the top management.
  • Plan – plan your weekly or daily task whichever is applicable. Things will be complicated at first having limited resources and personnel, so planning is the best strategy to a productive day.
  • Schedule – after planning you have to schedule the necessary, personnel, task, deliveries, coordination, meeting etc.
  • Avoid distraction – most applicable to those working at home, stay away from your social media, television, Netflix. There are more temptation to distraction at home more than you know. Stay focus.
  • Create your daily accomplishment report. It is always best to check how productive you are day by day. Notice how you are slowly acing your transition to the new normal work arrangement.

Easy right? Don’t forget to practice precautionary guidelines regarding the Pandemic. Remember that the community quarantine has been modified for our economic status. Let us move defensively against the virus.

Are you reading this as HR Practitioner in your organization? Here are some tips in helping you engage your people during this times.

Self Learning your guide to Success

Self Learning your guide to Success

Back in the days, self-education or self-learning has been very difficult. You need to go to the library, get a library card to study a book that you need, and return it at once. When you are looking for a definition of a word, you have to grab that thick Dictionary or Encyclopedia to know it’s history and scan through all those pages.

Luckily, the world has developed and equipped us with all the learning tools we need, with just a click away. All we have to do is to read, learn, apply, and share that information to make self-learning more valuable.

Self Learning by Your VA Ayah


Unlike the usual school approach in education, self-learning is not measured by your exam results, it is basically all the knowledge you acquired outside school environment and let’s you gauge that knowledge through experience which makes it more meaningful.

Self-learning can help us improve our skills and enrich our practical applications. Here are some reasons why we need to consider self-learning:

  • Improves problem-solving .
  • Stress-Free. Since this does not require deadlines, examination and recitation. It is pure learning at your own pace.
  • It entices us to explore and learn more.
  • It gives us sense of accomplishment. When you have unlocked something new, it creates a positive feeling which will motivate you in doing it again.
  • You become an inspiration. When you share your learning experience with other people, you are encouraging them to have that self-learning attitude as yours.


It always start with your CURIOSITY, this is your main drive to learn. When you are eager to satisfy that curiosity, you have start writing your LEARNING GOALS, what is it for? what is the learning coverage? When your goals are set, you need to start your RESEARCH, gather reliable resources, references or learning material. Gather as many as you can, when you have them all start ENGAGING WITH THE LEARNING PROCESS. Read and understand, read and understand, repeat until you reach your learning goals. Test your acquired knowledge by practical APPLICATION. This is the part when you can say your research is either fact or fiction, and the part when you can decide to explore more on that same or different learning goal. To make your self-learning experience more meaningful, SHARE it with your network. Collaborate with people and share what you have learn.

You can apply self-learning attitude in everything you do. Talking to a person with experience similar to your learning goals or subject of your curiosity is already a self learning process.

There is nothing that will stop you if you want to learn. Learning is a never ending cycle that wheels us to Success, so if you want to succeed, make self learning a habit.

Marketing Platforms Your Business Needs To Look At

When you are starting to run a business or maybe planning to have one, you have to think of how you will market your brand for a long term customer engagement, but as soon as you created your marketing approach the next question is where to start and place your campaigns?

Social Media Sites are said to be the best marketing platform for businesses due to it’s increasing population of users.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linked In
  • Pinterest
  • Youtube

Its accessibility being on mobile devices helps market strategist to easily connect and engage with audience or target market.Networks can also be easily expanded in social media platforms.

You can start growing your audience or followers by branding, you can personally do this if you are a marketing specialist by blood however an expert on digital marketing can give you suggestion on what possible digital marketing can work well with your brand, products or services and target market.

There are a lot of digital marketing you can do using social media platforms, Here are the following:

  • Email Marketing
  • Lead Management
  • Event Management
  • Websites & Landing Pages
  • Blogging or Content Management
  • SEO
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Live Chat
  • Dashboards and Analytics
  • Ecommerce and point-of-sale

These are just few example of what to explore to establish your brand in the market and boost your company’s sales. If you are aiming for a fast and noticeable presence in social media platforms you can hire your own Digital Expert and let him do the work for you.

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