As we leave the first year of the 2020s behind us, we may wonder what happened? It’s hard to believe any of what we were and are experiencing was or is real. In this post we want to look at what has been, why we reacted the way we did and how we can recalibrate for the future.
According to the United Nations Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) 3.3 million patents were granted in 2018. However, as far as inventions go, we know the number is much higher. It is a fact that the only constant is change. Everyone over the age of 20 will tell you that this change is accelerating exponentially.
Some feel cheated. We were told ‘this lockdown thing’ will come to an end, and yes, we knew it would not quite mean business to usual, but THIS unusual? And for how long, THIS time? Anger and frustration, fueled by denied addictions and proclivities, are rising. Scathing memes and poisonous comments are setting Facebook and social media on fire. There are growing accusations of class and race prejudice from all sides.
This is not business as usual.
Your staff haven’t simply moved offices. This is not working remotely by choice. This is trying to work from home whilst the world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis, with unpredictable outcomes. Your staff, their families, your suppliers and clients will not react as they ‘normally’ would. In fact, you yourself may not have it as together as you would like others to think…
It is true – the country has been down-graded by the last remaining ratings agency, Moody’s, that thought South Africa was worth investing in – somewhat. It would be really bad news, if we don’t take into consideration that the whole world is facing two crises. We are all battling the COVID-19 virus and markets are volatile everywhere.