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Video: Postpandemic Planning Framework

Published: 04 May 2020

ID: G00726631

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong , Tomas Nielsen


This short video presents a framework that enterprises can use to structure their planning for possible outcomes after the pandemic. It recognizes that enterprises, and even parts of enterprises, will take significantly different paths as they navigate through the pandemic.


This video briefing provides an overview of the Postpandemic Planning Framework. The framework aims to provide executive leaders with a framework and common language for postpandemic planning. The video introduces the key elements of the framework:

  • The phases — Respond, recover, renew

  • The triggers for these phases — Lock down, reopen and new normal

  • The outcomes — Retire, reduce, return, reinvent and rescale

  • The most common inflection points

Executive leaders should use this framework to create a shared vision for the pathways that each part of the enterprise will navigate during and after the pandemic.

Postpandemic Planning Framework

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