Recently the world has woken up to two of the biggest challenges to face humanity. Global pandemics and climate change are in the headlines every day. Both are mainstream topics of conversation in offices and around the dinning room table, and topics are children are part of and happy to contribute too when not Tik Toking on social media!!!
It is only in the last few days we have learnt about two new vaccines that will be part of the mix in the solution to fighting COVID. Normally taking up to 10 years to develop, the world has pulled together shared resources and research not only to accelerate this process, but to ensure less developed countries are not denied due to the financial costs. Today in the UK our government is
announcing a 10 point plan to creating a green industrial revolution, one of these being the banning of selling new diesel and petrol engine cars by 2030 accelerating our goals to reach net zero. Leading from the front it is hoped these standards will accelerate others at COP26.
Business during the COVID crisis has also shown both resilience and been innovative. Last week I ordered a takeout pizza from Domino’s, sitting in a car I watch an app give me a count down to where my pizza was in the cooking process and that it was now ready to collect. Not genius but very much offering convenience in a click and collect world. Carphone Warehouse has gone on-line with their stores now being more of a distribution network while the customer experience and service is delivered through online consulting rooms. Sofology offers a consulting room service to help you choose your next sofa. One of my favourites was the “Green House Dining Experience” in a pub in Yorkshire that in practicing social distancing decided that individual greenhouses for groups offered a good experience but served to fulfil a needed purpose.
This is why humanity has survived. Our ability to evolve, learn, and typically work for the collective. There have been many inspirational examples during the last 9 months and there will be many more.