The business world is in the midst of learning how to adapt. The impact of COVID-19 is affecting how organizations address immediate as well as strategic people issues. It is likely, also, to require a medium term re-appraisal and rethinking about how we organize work.

Understanding people issues can help organizations frame priorities in assessing and addressing the unique risk for their organization and workforce. KPMG professionals have developed three checklists:

  1. Core: The fundamental activities that must be taken before all else.
  2. Now: Leading organizations have started taking these steps.
  3. Next: These are future-oriented actions organizations will need to address.

These checklists are designed to start the thinking processes as well as check that “all the bases are being covered.”