The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on people’s lives, communities and the overall economy.
Corporations, family businesses, start-ups and the public sector are all being challenged to rise to the occasion. They need to manage the crisis today, while laying the foundation to reemerge stronger over the long term. We’re helping them to do this, both locally and around the world. Because it’s easier to cope with difficult times when you’re working together toward a brighter future.
What’s needed now: a crisis task force and a crisis plan that helps you run your business, identify sensitive areas quickly, keep your stakeholders informed and make strong decisions.
Companies have a duty of care and an obligation to keep employees informed. Both are especially important during the crisis. Companies may need to address changes to working conditions, such as home office options, as well as labour law topics, like short-time working arrangements or continued payment of wages.
Pandemics often lead to economic gridlock. Financial pressures may threaten an enterprise’s financial viability. Companies need to ensure transparency about their own financial situation and liquidity, understand the options for government support, and consider tax implications.
A worldwide pandemic endangers business operations. Supply chains and connections are threatened - including critical links to IT service providers, suppliers, and customers. To make sure your operations don’t come to a standstill, now is the time to identify critical functions and operational risks.
Companies that act decisively will be strengthened and emerge from the crisis with a competitive advantage. Successful companies are reassessing their strategy to make the most of an opportunity for strategic transformation. They’re aligning core competencies, cost structures and their organisation with the post-crisis "new normal".
PwC's Safe Space helps you to return to business in a controlled manner.
In addition to its serious impacts on individual health and health services, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant effect on enterprises and business. The global PwC network can provide you with support. Our navigator gives you an overview of highlights from rules related to COVID-19 around the world, including a search by country and topic. In Germany, your contacts Jan Becker and Volker Käbisch can respond to any questions.
The COVID-19 presents major challenges for all of us. We want to provide our clients with the best possible support during these difficult times. That’s why we developed a free tool that draws on our experience coping with crises.
Leader Middle Market and Family Business, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 211 981-1998
Prof. Dr. Rainer Bernnat
Leader Government & Public Sector, Strategy&, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 69 97167-414
Partner, Forensic Services Leader, Crisis Management, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 175 2980 952
Workforce, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 211 981-7680
Liquidity, Finance, & Taxes, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 30 2636-4407
Dr. Steffen Schniepp
Legal & Regulatory, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 711 25034-1103
Supply Chain & Operations, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 151 46123326
Dr. Peter Gassmann
Global Strategy& Leader, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH
Tel: +49 69 97167-470