You could argue that only Walter Mitty and colleagues could find any positives to draw from the nightmarish Coronavirus Pandemic, however, I can't help thinking that there will be numerous mind shifts that will emerge from this episode, many positive and even life changing.
Lockdown has opened up new opportunities for many that would simply not exist. Opportunities, not in the revenue generating type, but ones that allow us to reassess what is important to us. The fatal implications for too many of COVID-19, also helps create a useful filter for issues that we might have in the past, fretted over - issues that now we can firmly assign to the "not important" box.
I'm so lucky. I live in a lovely part of Devon and am confined here with my grown up family in a house which is large enough that we can be close or far away from each other - certainly not the case for all - and we even have the luxury of escaping to the nearby (30 large steps away) Devon Business & Education Centre if we want decent internet or need a variety of business space. However, many of the positives could apply to all - here are my top 5 - what are yours?
So the question is. When the world returns to a post-lockdown reality, will we have adopted these new insights or will we revert? I hope we realise that the new world could be our opportunity to be better people and better colleagues.
What are your 5?
Chris Lorimer is an
experienced management consultant who has helped many owners, Directors and staff to achieve more.