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Considering COVID-19 as external issue

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Considering COVID-19 as external issue

Hi, could you please give me your point of view if and how we should consider the Covid-pandemic as an external issue to the organization?

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Rhand Leal Nov 13, 2020

An external issue is anything outside the organization's control that can affect, positively or negatively, its operations and/or results.

Considering that, the question about "how" is answered by identifying operations and/or measurable results that can be affected by Covid-pandemic. For example, a manual production line is an operation that can be affected by Covid-pandemic, and productivity and revenues are examples of the affected result.
 
The question about "if" is answered when you consider that a Covid-pandemic can have a significant impact on operations and/or results. For example, if in your region of operation there aren't many recorded cases, the impact is less relevant than if your region is under a lock-down.

This article will provide you a further explanation about external issues:

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