Once upon a time, many of us believed that one day in the distant future, our children or our children’s children would ask us what life was like during the COVID pandemic. As we start to accept that any sense of normalcy might be history, it’s also starting to feel like our children or our children’s children might instead ask us “what was life like before COVID?”
The same can be said for large and small businesses, higher education, and any organization that relies on people working toward a shared purpose. While COVID’s disruption of the physical world has constrained economic growth, its impact on people’s emotional wellbeing is creating major problems for organizations in the forms of record-breaking resignations, explosive politics, and strains on human connection & collaboration.
How can organizations keep their people thriving as we navigate our shared future? The answers must be rooted in foundational wellbeing, belonging, and authenticity for organizations to be nimble enough to flow from where we are today to where we’re going tomorrow.
Where to start? Center your organization around a shared commitment to help people bring their whole selves to their whole lives.