Like many of you, I am currently sitting in my home office and using new technologies to keep in touch with customers, receive messages and learn new things. My impression is that this is where opportunities open up – for every individual and the working world of the future.
Have you also noticed that the news in particular trigger a constant rollercoaster of emotions? On the one hand there are heart-warming examples of humanity, of signs of appreciation, of being there for one another. And on the other hand, there are reports that shock you: of elderly people with corona anxiety being ripped off, of the theft of vital disinfectants in hospitals, of car break-ins for the purpose of stealing toilet paper.
Crisis and the human being
So what is this crisis doing to us humans? And where is the balance between good and bad? Like others, I believe that we are seeing 95 percent good and only 5 percent bad here. We seem to have found a new togetherness, even if it is based on “social distancing”. Perhaps distance is a good way to get a new perception of everything and to take a closer look. What do we value in each other? What makes another person so special? What does it really take to make others satisfied, maybe even happy? Is it about wealth and power or about closeness, recognition and support? [Read more…]