I have been thinking around some of the areas where we will see a change in how we do things over the next few years. Things which, in the past, may have been beyond us but now appear to be closer.Read more
Can any of you remember Sim City?
It was a PC game where you spent hours in building up a city – ensuring that you had the best road infrastructure, rail network, schooling, housing, relationships, industry, factories, airports, and emergency services. These were then mapped and controlled by the ‘spend budget’ that you created. Things went really well until a ‘disaster’ happened – be that a typhoon, a flood, a dinosaur attack or an invasion of extraterrestrials. It didn’t matter how you ran the ‘budget’ you knew it was going to hurt and the imaginary newspapers told you that! Seemed like a harmless excursion.
Fast forward 20 or so years and we have COVID. It doesn’t matter what political colour you are, it doesn’t matter what infrastructure you have built – COVID hurts. Be it a loss of a loved one, a loss of a business or job, the collapse of a local economy, the anxiety that social distancing and isolation brings, the uncertainty about what 2021 holds for us or other as yet unknown – the message is clear.
We need to pull together as a community.
We need to do our ‘bit’ and we need to start to rebuild.
Life will be tough, life will be different – but we need to pull together – period.
We spend a lot of our time looking into problems and issues that may have arisen in our workplace or at home. Some of these are important or have significant consequences if operationally they are not dealt with efficiently.Read more