“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was right. We must apply lessons learned to current industry action plans.
For nearly a year, the majority of published content (professional or leisure) has opened with a reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Has our world developed tunnel vision? Are we normalizing crisis as the driver of all business strategies and operations? While it’s not simple, on consideration, we can answer no to all. However, until the immersion of industry into COVID-19 impacts wanes, we can expect COVID-19 to steer conversations and direct future plans.
This recent article from MD+DI supports the premise that crisis-aware planning is a prudent approach. We concur with the three lessons presented here and believe they serve as effective conversation starters for teams across the medical device and healthcare manufacturing fields.
We’ll all celebrate the day when COVID-19 mentions disappear. Until then, we can cheer each other on, as we collaboratively work to innovate for the prize of human health and wellbeing.
PHOTO CREDIT: MD+DI