There are two schools of thought in the business right now. One is, “everything we are doing now is a placeholder until things get back to normal.” The other is, “this is a pivotal moment; we are moving toward a new normal.”
Someday the pandemic will end, and we can go back to hugging our family and friends, but will things ever go back to normal? My hunch is they never will. We proved that working from home is feasible, even desirable for many jobs. We can communicate online, learn online, and share online. We will figure out better ways to connect and network, I’m sure of it.
Today’s work to fill the gap is not just a place holder; each new experiment is a step into tomorrow’s future.