Multiple global financial institutions and think tanks are looking at the effects and hazards of country fragility. With the additional stressor of the COVID-19 pandemic, these threats have intensified. It might be surprising to know that each of these global institutions has generated a list of countries that are caught in cycles that contribute to fragility; … Continue reading The Perils of Fragility
How will societies respond to their country’s status Post-Pandemic? What does history offer us? The path to the next normal is likely driven by pragmatism. Pragmatism is built on methodical rebuilding processes.Pragmatism is having the view that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge, meaning and value. History shows us that those who have aa willingness to try … Continue reading Pragmatism: The Path to Effective Crisis Response
Because there is a rise in informal work conditions, there is a need to address unemployment, job training and job security under these new conditions. The Fourth Industrial Revolution and demographic shifts require short-term reskilling to meet labor market demands. One of the outcomes of the Covid19 era may be that companies will be less inclined … Continue reading What is the Future of Jobs?
Pandemic fatigue is real. It is plaguing society, organizations and individuals. The unexpected duration of the pandemic has layered the consequences of global health and economic crises and widespread social unrest. The fundamental reshaping of societies—technological innovation, business model disruption, societal inequality and workforce automation has caused the epidemic of stress and fatigue to a tipping point. … Continue reading Pandemic Fatigue is REAL, Why grit and perseverance may not be enough
As we turn the page in history, it is again time to reflect. As political elections approach and pass, as geo-political conditions change, it is time to reflect on the importance of listening. The first step of thinking about how to talk with people who differ from you politically, and how to depolarize conversations so that … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Trying to be Heard