Remote work or back to the office? How nature can help you to navigate the right path for your organisation.
On 23rd March 2020, as Boris Johnson confirmed the inevitable coronavirus lockdown, everyone’s world changed, abruptly and decisively.
Days, even hours, before we commuted to work on grimy, busy trains, worked all day surrounded by hundreds of colleagues in open-plan offices, and socialised elbow-to-elbow in packed-out pubs.
We were forced to adapt suddenly to back-to-back Zoom meetings at the kitchen-table while listening to a six-year old’s maths lesson. Our lives beyond the home were reduced to a daily walk around the block and a weekly supermarket queue.
The change was brutal but necessary. There were no choices, either for organisations or individuals, and no time to think before we took action.
Now, as we come out of lockdown, we do have time to think as we plan a future that combines the best of our pre and post-pandemic worlds.
The problem? Not everyone will agree on what that future will look like. The old normal has gone, and we don’t yet know what the new normal is.
The organisations that thrive will be those that recognise that everyone now has their own definition of normal, and is able to adapt to these multiple normals with both empathy and ambition.
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Nigel Berman is the founder of School of the Wild.