When we eventually get back to work, we will be facing a
drastically changed landscape. There will be an economic crisis, grief
about the loss of life and hardship endured, and uncertainty about how
this will affect the future. The old futures we had been anticipating
are now in the trash. The pandemic has been a major largely-unforeseen
event that has shifted the course of all human history.
around the world, both public and private, will need to quickly define
new visions and strategy adapting to this new landscape. They will then
need to clearly and passionately communicate these to their shaken
staff, teams, clients, shareholders and communities. Furthermore, many
of us will need to find and learn new ways of working together to
develop this new vision and communicate it.
Each leader and
organisation will be facing unique challenges. There will not exist a
single “way” to work together, one “vision” to meet the demands of the
new world we now live in, one message to communicate to their
It will take imagination to find new ways of working
together effectively, and at the same time a deep understanding of the
fundamentals of how people interact, work, create, and communicate. We
will not be reborn as an entirely new species when this crisis is over,
we will still rely on and look for the inherent skills they have always
made leaders and teams achieve great things in times of adversity.
team at Performing Ideas will not be waiting for the world to return to
“normal”, to go back to doing the same work as we did before. We want
to be part of the solution to this crisis, and we want to start helping
now. Many people are fighting now on the front line, or working night
and day to deal with the drastic impact of the crisis. But leaders also
now need to start looking toward the future, not to what they expect
will happen, but what they WANT to happen. They need to start getting
ready to talk about this desirable future, because soon their people
will stop putting out fires and start looking to building again. And
they will look to their leaders for a plan.
Please contact us if you are beginning to think about the future of your organisation, about how to start collaboratively formulating a new vision with your leadership team, and about how you plan to tell your people about it. We are an experienced team with a unique set of skills and experience that can help you find the best solution for your problem.
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