New Normal COVID-19 (YNC19); Covid-19 May 2020, the first week of may 2020, the number of active patients based on 4 Million worldwide and 270 thousand deaths in our lives is accepted by the world as a reality.
In early April 2020, a close friend of mine asked me if I would write a piece about COVID-19, and I took over. I have to be honest, it’s more about the new, 2-3 weeks past, and i can’t think of anything about the new normal situation that we’re just getting used to. I said I couldn’t write without wanting to.
It’s different today. Like many others, I had my own experiences and knowledge from numerous channels. So what are we going through these days?
New Normal Covid-19 with Pandemia (YNC19)
Many of us have seen that some of the information and solutions that emerged after the announcement of pandemia were intended for commercial anxiety and advertising. Currently, institutions advertise their own solutions and express how to serve you against YNC19. And what do you want or expect? Did anyone ask you that? Has there been any support for what you’re going through or what we need to do, what’s best for what you need to do during the YNC19 period, and how to minimize the loss of your values?
What New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19) Brought Us Today
Years ago, when we were told to work from home, corporate executives would look at us like they’d seen the devil and give long speeches explaining why not. A few years later, this one was called NO, but one day it was only two days later, which, even on that day, would not let go of control, but it would constantly control us from home.
They’ve completely changed today. We’re being forced to change completely.
New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19) specifically showed us that remote work, digital transformation is imperative, why to avoid crowded environments, the value of neighborhood markets and grocery stores, reminding us of our social responsibilities, etc.
While everyone’s been telling you about the negativity of the virus at length, I’d like to tell you a few positive things.
New Business Opportunities and Nationalization Attack
Yes, YNC19 has caused us to develop many positive activities. I’ll share a few of these with you.
Production of Domestic Medical Supplies
We hear that a new Medical Device can be produced with local resources every day, especially in the lead of artificial respiration. We have seen together what will be achieved if national resources and values are developed by our own experts without going abroad and if cooperation is made.
Medical Mask and Protective Clothing
The companies that produce daily clothes started to produce masks and protective clothing with some small settings made on the production line. It has offered new opportunities to its own staff and new hope for some of our employees who have been fired these days.
Technology Support for New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19)
By re-interpreting the popular technology solutions for New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19), the management of crowds is now at stake with the new interpretation of technologies that detect, stimulate and protect different environments.
Not only that, but our domestic companies are becoming more and more in the task, localized some solutions from foreigners and make them a national value.
New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19) Affected
It is expressed by everyone that nothing will be like before March 2020. So what is affected or forced to change? I tried to give you a short compilation. Of course, this result is not a list, but it was created according to our knowledge today.
We’re not going to find it the same where we’re together and it’s busy.
Public Transport use
There will be no 50% rule and no unmasked use, which was actually something you have to pay attention to as us humans. You’ve lived too, even if those who sneezed or sneezed in vehicles covered their face with their hands, would delete it on top of it and then keep holding on to it again. This must change and consciousness must be formed.
Institutions that are based on weight and resist to move to automation must inadvert so that production does not disrupt, albeit inadvertously, into digital transformation.
Daily Working Life
Instead of busy and overcrowded vehicles in the early morning, job opportunities should be developed where they live and directed from indoor and central areas to living spaces.
Shopping Centers (Shopping Malls)
I think the most critical and important issue to think about is shopping malls. It became a socializing area, where all the shops came together and wandered for hours. They will be allowed to watch crowds, invite long-time survivors out and work at an acceptable rate of occupancy.
Basketball leagues, volleyball, etc. boxing (which is located in a narrower area, where no one speaks, not just football, will be performed by lowering capacities in areas such as gymnasiums. Our athletes should be more protected, locker rooms should be organized. How we get it in small cities is a separate problem.
Looks like there won’t be a concert like before. The crowds, the organizations where we sing, dance, jump in a community will be left behind. We even had some examples online. Manga in Turkey, ROLLING STONES in usa and METALLICA are my rei:
Congresses and Fairs
Again, the densely populous areas will become virtual and places to travel by recording, we will start to get used to a virtual navigation environment where additional information is presented along with the visuals.
These can also be evaluated in this category of Museums, Libraries (which are REAL libraries other than Wikipedia).
Those caught off the prep at YNC19
In addition to the good examples, unfortunately, there are also sectors that are caught off the prep. Looking at both cost pressure and profitability-oriented, I would like to address sectors that can’t keep up with being left behind due to excessive intensity. The goal here is not to eat them, but to lead them with the right.
Internet Service Providers
The sector, which provides high capacity internet access in the workplace, has developed a more central network system and stronger infrastructures are available where there are busy workplaces.
Unfortunately, this has been reversed with New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19). Students who had to do the training remotely, us employees who had to work from home, environments that took advantage of the Internet to spend time at home suddenly became a workplace, a classroom in each household.
There are over 6.5 million houses in Istanbul, and the total number of buildings is over 1.6 million. With a population of 16 million, there are about 3 people on average in the houses, and the average number of apartments per building is around 4. I’d like to give you an example from my building. There are around 20 apartments and there are over 10 clients in our house including ladies and children (phone, computer, tablet etc.b.)!!! Of course, this is way above the default load and causes serious disruption when connecting from home. Previously, the number of devices used in schools and workplaces was 7 –8, but suddenly moved into homes. From time to time, we even have to use the Internet.
We can call them Electricity, Water, Gas, heating in winter. Again, the number of electrically connected devices has increased as described above, the electricity network that feeds the houses is being forced and aging faster. If not today, the problems may occur in the future, it has become mandatory to take precautions.
Water and Gas are the same way. As the weather warms up, the load is going from gas to water, and the issues will force the area, especially municipalities.
The landlines and mobile lines that provide telephone services are also being forcedd, with the same coverage. The base calculated usage values go far, far over.
Cargo and Courier companies
While online shopping has gained weight, courier and cargo companies, a natural extension, have also been unprepared. There are serious problems and there are serious sythings between the customer and the cargo authority at a cargo branch that I witnessed yesterday. It cannot be delivered on time, and almost all cargo companies make it available on their web pages. The same number of staff are forced to serve more customers, while new staff purchases are not due to the “temporary” period. Some companies discover these problems early and deliver products to customers with their own courier and cargo services.
We can extend this list further. I’d like to tell you some new normals. I’ve compiled environments that we’ll be very used to to see in the near future.
New Normal Covid-19 (YNC19); Digital Life Means
Those of you who know me well know that my workplace is where I can find electricity and internet for my computer. I’ve made a habit of working remotely for the last few years and can do my job in almost any environment. This will slowly become a new normal. Point to open them up a bit and tried to compile what would be considered NORMAL:
New Normal: Working From Home / Working Remotely
Yes, until recently, while the negative view was taken by the companies, the added value they brought was always ignored. As the name of remote operation suggests, we are the ones who can work in the environment in which they are located. It’s always accessible (phone, tablet, etc.) and a working audience has evolved that chases the internet.
Companies are reduced from the costs of renting and owning office space, with costs called cold expenses, electricity, water, cleaning, hot and cold refreshes provided for free, office equipment such as desks, chairs, transportation costs paid to reach work areas (whether the vehicle itself or rental car and fuel, etc.), being in the comfort of our home or the environment we want to work in, not obligatory to come together, the possibilities of being together with the people we want can be sorted
Companies’ habits of controlling their employees, or thinking if they are not working, rehavet when working from home, distraction of non-business issues, etc. can be listed. Most subjects can be improved by self-educating.
New Normal: Transport and Public Transport
We’ve all been on overly busy, almost hugging public transport. Thanks to the remote work described above, it is possible to avoid them, but organizations that make public transport experience problems due to declining income. In the same way, the transportation sector, which has the problem of carrying fewer people in the same area, is negatively affected and the revenues of activities carried out by municipalities are often reduced.
Air and road transportation and rail transportation can also be added to these.
More comfortable and comfortable journey, being able to go anywhere without health problems.
The development of new business environments, perhaps the obligation to move businesses to different areas, declining transportation revenues and indelopment of transportation costs. To be directed to personal vehicles with concern about public transport.
New Normal: Digital Manufacturing and Manufacturing Sector
It is stated that we are in Industry 3.0 as it is used in automation, i.e. literature, in the manufacturing sector, which is produced based on human weight. When I was talking to some customers, I saw people who said the truth wasn’t like that, some 2.0 or even no one else, we’re only 1.0.
Digitalization is no longer a luxury, especially in human-based productions, it has become a necessity and conversion calculations should be made. Even if initially the costs are a bit intimidating, there is a possibility that in the future the cost of owning will rapidly reduce and lower costs and relatively high profitability than before.
Cheaper production and control work environments, the opportunity to monitor and supervise production from anywhere, to use staff more effectively, to minimize health conditions and virus-transmitted risks
The initial cost of implementation is partly high and taking time, the requirement for re-training existing staff, insufficient existing profile and problems with work contracting.
New Normal: Changing Social Spaces
Digitalization has reached our homes and we make a lot of use of social media. Due to COVID-19, education and training were added to this. Many applications to be moved from physical to virtual are seen and seen. Here are a few examples:
Home education (EBA-like environments), virtual collective art activities (Museum rides, concerts, sports matches, etc.b.), sparsely made houses of worship, sports centers, grocery stores, etc.
To achieve everything at our fingertips, to create safer environments.
Changing the way socializing and setting up asocial environments, setting up new costs.
Old technologies we’ve rede discovered
Although we haven’t known it’s been around for years, we’ve re-discovered some technologies that haven’t been used or cared for with YNC19, and it’s been revealed how much we need them. I tried to compile some technologies for you.
It is especially used for instant monitoring of the number of people who should be per square meter in grocery stores and crowded indoor areas. Until yesterday, we have reinsned some of the solutions used to monitor employees and customers in more areas (heat map, customer employee interested, etc.) for social distance.
Remote working environments
While many database-like systems, libraries, etc. have been allowed and authorized to be used by a small number of employees over the years, this number has reached higher numbers with YNC19, new added values have been discovered due to remote work or we have remembered again
Virtual Meetings and Classrooms
It’s been a long time to discuss digital media collectively, whether for meeting (video conferencing) or lecture purposes. Heavy equipment is replaced by more software used in each computing hardware and a more flexible environment is provided.
Devices that measure people’s proximity to each other and give warnings when over-proximity begins to arrive. In fact, it is a very close application to the solutions used in car parking systems.
The Risk Meter, which we remember #hayatevesigar the new one application developed by the Ministry of Health and is also used by some municipalities, gives warning to users when it comes to critical areas (with sound and vibration) to sort different risks in the current environment.
Transformation projects, which are often ignored especially due to costs, are on track to be compulsory. Some companies are compiled under the concepts of Digital Transformation, Smart Factory or Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 etc.
Digital media increases people’s chances of minimizing health risks. I think there will soon be an issue that could become a necessity by the state.
New Business Opportunities and Business Opportunities with YNC19
Apart from health supplies, new business opportunities are being formed and new normals are being protected. Some advisory channels, etc. will be needed to make all the above. So what could all this be? I wanted to make a short list:
- Social Media Solution Providers
- Medical product industry / localization
- Remote working environments / Tool working technologies
- Virtual Meeting / School / Classroom Solution providers
- Camera Solution Providers
- Digital Transformation Consulting
- Guidance services (guidance on limited socialization, etc.)
- Consulting for training staff for Virtual School solutions (how to behave in front of the screen, how to explain topics, etc.)
- Digital / Digital Fair and Museum Environments (paid and free)
- Software for controlling ads in a virtual environment (name remove)
- Setting up Work Environments (What Computer Operating Systems and package programs can’t)
Our changing lives and the Age of YNC19
It’s going to be a little pretentious, but we’re dealing with a new way of life and an era. Our daily habits will change dramatically and we will be approached more carefully than we do not know, we will try to move away from preferences.
Our habits will also change for good, and we have to learn to position ourselves in this YNC19 period over time, so that we can continue our lives.
I wish you a quality life in the New Normal.
May 2020 / Istanbul