While we’re still not sure about the sheer size of the impact the coronavirus crisis will have in the world, things will undoubtedly change.
2020 has shown us that the way we thought about most things was flat-out wrong, whether that’s health, hygiene, or remote work. It’s also potentially changed the business panorama forever. After the coronavirus crisis, do you still think that people will think about practically any activity in the same way?
Most, more likely, won’t.
A new decade, built upon tech.
In this light, we can assure you that those that can provide technologic and mobile solutions to the new problems of the world (distancing, hygiene, and adaptability) will thrive where others fail. Some of the potentially affected industries will be:
Your disruption to-do list.
- One-on-one professional access: There is little practical need to drive half an hour, or even get out of the house at all, to see a psychologist, a nutritionist, or a consultant, to name a few. Those that create innovative solutions to leverage technology towards facilitating, and even improving one-on-one sessions between professionals and customers will have a tremendous competitive advantage.
- Exercise: A lot like one-on-one professional access, exercise solutions that adapt to homes and different environments are currently lacking worldwide. Facilitating spaces, or even interconnecting them, remains a puzzle for most users that now appreciate mobility and flexibility a lot more… would you be the innovator behind the Uber of gyms?
- Workshops and classes: We’ve all seen a spike in solidarity during this corona crisis, and it’s really been impressive, but it shows that there aren’t currently any convincing ways to host workshops and classes remotely. As with one-on-one professional access, streaming by itself proves not to be a solution where more options to leverage technology to replicate simple things, like the use of a whiteboard are not fully accessible. It seems like the world could certainly use a great class-hosting platform!
- Dating: There are many options for online dating. Sadly, they more or less all work the same, and the pressure to emulate Tinder (let’s address the elephant in the room here) builds up, causing all the apps to look more and more the same. However, in real-life, dating is not that simple or subject to a single process, and this hasn’t completely reflected in the current app menu. It seems like there definitely is a market for innovation within dating apps to be filled out there!
Strive to be helpful, always.
Whether you decide that you need to build the next killer app to fill a market gap or not, just remember that users are always in the look for something that makes their lives easier. Your solution, whether that’s an app, a website, or a good old mortar and brick business, should reflect a genuine will to help others in the best possible way for them.
The world’s changing, and the cake’s all for grabs… go pick up the biggest slice!