It’s all we talk about these days — how has COVID affected life, work, play, friendships, community, and business, and when will everything be back to normal? While sometimes it feels overwhelming living in a metropolis that’s regularly been featured as the epicentre of a global pandemic, the exciting and hopeful thing we notice every day is that the heart and soul of New York City lives on quietly in the background; while we get on with a new type of normal.
It is a strange and challenging time for so many right now, but in the cultural melting pot of Singapore, I see changes sparked by the pandemic that will redefine the way we work and business focus for years to come. Environmental and social responsibility, employee wellbeing and flexible working are the big winners as prolonged travel restrictions overturn the “old normal” for expats and locals alike.
COVID-19 has certainly brought into sharp relief just how poorly some organisations are coping with radical uncertainty. Inflexible bureaucracies are retarding the flow of critical information and knee-jerk decisions are … Continued
Advance.org Japan Ambassador Melanie Brock writes her Postcard from Tokyo for the Australian Financial Review. While the Japanese have a great deal of resilience and are used to disasters, lockdown … Continued