The Covid-19 Recovery Plan: a Team Approach Is Imperative for Everyone

The Covid-19 Recovery Plan: a Team Approach Is Imperative for Everyone

The concept of a recovery plan existed earlier only for businesses confronting an existential crisis. After the Covid-19 pandemic onset, things have changed dramatically, and recovery plans no longer include long-term thoughts or ideas.

Earlier in the question raised by a business considered five-year plans but things are considerably different in the present conditions. Companies can no longer consider long-term goals but must think about where their business will be in the next five months. The question has gained more significance now than any other when it concerns your dental practice.

The conventional purpose of a recovery plan is to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of healthcare practice in Arizona or elsewhere to use the information to determine what needs to be done to ensure growth and a prosperous future or even prevent the challenges posed Covid-19 to boost development. The recovery plan will not succeed unless the healthcare practice or business is willing to accept that a team approach is essential for everyone to achieve the goals they have in mind.

The First Page of the Covid-19 Recovery Plan

As Covid-19 continues unabated, it is essential for businesses to begin giving some thought to the recovery phase. Healthcare and dental practices that have thought ahead will find it easier to recover faster and better.

One highly beneficial activity when moving through the Covid-19 pandemic is having a sound recovery plan taking the entire team along. This statement sounds easier than imagined but will take hard work, careful thought, and multiple revisions. However, the effort will set the business on a recovery that will help them bounce back from where they currently are present.

How Does the Recovery Plan Function?

The planning department must create a sheet and break it into four quadrants. Each quadrant represents a strategic category regarding their practice, staff, finances, and patients. The planners must understand that anything not contributing to recovery is a distraction. Therefore the page should include strategies that directly contribute to the recovery plan.

Under every recovery category in the sheet, there must be no more than three or four Value-based strategies. Business leaders can help afford distractions when their practices reopen and return to normal operations. The purpose of the recovery plan must be to eliminate any distractions.

Under every recovery strategy, the planner must only select value-based categories. Choosing the most value-based and integral approach may not provide the returns expected. For instance, inviting sufferers who often ignore their meetings during the pandemic will not bring in the desired results. On the other hand, asking patients who missed arrangements merely because of the pandemic and are delayed by a couple of years will reshape the business.

What Should Be the Goal of the Recovery Plan?

The recovery plan’s goal must be mentioned on each sheet after considering significant factors like financials for the oncoming quarter for the next five months. The goal must theoretically allow the practice to recover over six months; some percentage of the revenue lost during the shutdown of the practice related to the crisis.

Merely considering financials will not take the business forward unless they have other goals in mind.

  • Healthcare or dental practices must offer extended hours in the evenings or weekends to allow patients who don’t have time to schedule an appointment during office hours and need arrangements beyond them. The extended hours will allow the practice to catch up on missed appointments faster than the rest.
  • Training staff members to accept an additional responsibility will help cover any extra hours needed by the business. It will also keep the business prepared if the virus disrupts our life in the future.
  • Accumulating cash should be another goal of the practice because it allows them to recover from an emergency faster.
  • Streamlining all their systems for maximum efficiency is incredibly important. Successful and rapid recovery from the downturn brought upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic will require businesses to be hyper-efficient.

Planners must select a particular and measurable goal for every category that allows them to determine whether they succeed in their plan and make it work for them with their team.

Regardless of the industry it is working in; any business can no longer believe planning activities can be held once a year as they usually did earlier. Things have changed drastically since the beginning of 2020. Therefore, planners must sit together with their team to create a recovery plan that everyone understands and is prepared to participate willingly for the business’s best interests.