‘Preparation is the key to dynamism’ – 20 quotes from the week on India’s fight against COVID-19

Launched in 2014, Story bites is a weekly column of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week. This special compilation series focuses on India’s fight against COVID-19 (see last week’s post here). Share these quotes and excerpts with your networks, and come back to the original articles for more information.

The pandemic has raised awareness of immunity. – Rishubh Satiya, Plix

The sudden disruption caused by COVID-19 has also pushed many people towards funding fees to ensure the continued education of the services. – Rohit Gajbhiye, finance specialist

Maintaining frequent communication during the lockdown while training people was extremely difficult. – Keshav Sharma, DESCAT UK

The first two waves of COVID-19 were difficult for the hospitality industry. But brands that have established themselves in the minds of consumers may have done well during and after COVID-19. – Sushant Goel, third wave cafe

The pandemic has created many gaps in the services provided by startups. We envision a huge oceanic opportunity in supporting such companies in their early stages of growth. – Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Business Catalysts

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the transition to automating which requires a specialized skill set in the workforce to adapt to a digitally driven world. – Yogita Tulsiani, iXceed Solutions

While online selling is the future and the pandemic has given the much needed boost to online selling, we still cannot ignore the opportunities and the overall consumer experience that the offline market provides. – Vyal Adhye, Freshpick

As people spend more time at home, they have improved their durable consumer goods, especially Fans. – Manoj Meena, Atomberg

The e-commerce vertical has grown tremendously since the start of the pandemic. It’s not just about new users turning to mobile for their shopping and purchases, but the kind of services people demand from mobile has also changed. – Paul H Müller, Adjust

COVID-19 lockdowns, incredibly affordable smartphones and the easily accessible internet have been the factors that have catalyzed the growth of the gaming community in India. -Pranav Panpalia, OpraahFx

India’s gaming industry hit an all-time high amid the COVID-19 pandemic when people of all ages and backgrounds explored the online gaming arena and understood the intricacies of the gaming industry. Thu – Parth Chadha, EWar Games

The online channel [for art exhibitions] saves travel time and cost of transporting works of art. – Lakshmi Kesavan, Chitra Santhe

Virtual events happening today somewhere lack the warmth and energy of physical events. -Hariom Seth, TaggLabs

Things look a lot brighter for malls now. – Rajendra Kalkar, The Phoenix Mills

During the holiday season, we literally hit the pre-pandemic attendance. – Rajneesh Mahajan, Inorbit shopping malls

Huge pent-up demand, improved immunization coverage across India, and incredible and entertaining content starting to roll out together have played an effective role in bringing audiences back to theaters in droves. – BookMyShow

COVID-19 fundamentally changed not only the skills necessary to succeed in the new economy, but also how these skills are transmitted. – Manish Maheshwari, Twitter

People are asking for autonomy. When asked to work from the desk, employees fear going back to their old ways and losing flexibility. Employers must resolve this issue immediately to avoid undue impact on business. – Mainak Maheshwari, PeopleAsset

Studies have shown that companies need to seriously review labor flexibility to change their staff to work from home, as these usually come with multiple demands: space, time and attention. – Jyoti Bowen Nath, Gilbert Tweed Associates, India

The hybrid environment has played a pivotal role in removing many of the barriers women face and the substantial economic and skills dividends they bring can no longer be ignored. – Iravati Damle, Zoom Video Communications

The pandemic has taught businesses an essential lesson – that preparation is the key to dynamism. Every business should be prepared with a scalable and effective contingency plan that could help prevent business disruptions and staff misunderstandings in the event of a crisis. – Rishi Das, IndiQube

YourStory also published the paperback “Proverbs and quotes for entrepreneurs: a world of inspiration for startups” as a creative and motivating guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

Edited by Teja Lele Desai


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