How Australian industry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 15:00
AIM Blog - How Australian industry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged in the Hubei province of China.

On 5 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) published their first Disease Outbreak News about the virus.

A week later (13 January) there was the first confirmed case outside of China.

By 25 January 2020, COVID-19 had reached Australia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been impacting Australian industry since it arrived here at the beginning of 2020. Although the most serious effects on industry are more recent than that, specifically lockdown and other government restrictions, enough time has now passed for us to begin to understand the extent of the pandemic’s impact, to witness how the reactions of organisations are helping to fight these negative effects, and, hopefully, predict how we all can best move forward.

To this end, AIM conducted a survey involving close to 200 Australian respondants to ask how they and their organisations have been affected by COVID-19, as well as what they believe they need to succeed in this suddenly new business landscape. We have collated the key findings of this survey into the infographic below, which together paint a valuable image of the current state of Australian industry.

AIM Blog - How Australian industry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

Download the full infographic [pdf] 

To see how AIM can help you maintain your career momentum, develop your skills, and emerge from this pandemic stronger, call 1300 658 337 to speak with one of our expert course advisors.