A common motto in Silicon Valley is, “Fail Fast.” This encourages companies to come up stronger after a crisis, like this one, and inspire them to take risks and understand consumers better. It will be key to make people consider that our brand is honest and that our proposal is more than simply a sale. Both aspects, taking risks and acting fast, while being honest to customers is crucial for companies.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the health of our relationships have magnified and polarized as a result of being locked indoors with family or flatmates 24/7 for weeks on end. Cracks in a strained relationship have become chasms and love and creativity have blossomed, where the base was strong before.
Post-virus time I will be stepping out and speaking out more on the business-unusual: respect business for what value it brings to the people and the planet and support its growth according to the natural rhythm. Everything is alive and takes its due time. We should treat leadership development and sustainable business as such as well.
We’ve seen how, in the space of weeks, industry can turn on a dime and innovate to produce emergency supplies to frontline workers in a crisis. I expect we’ll be seeing more innovation in the coming months and years to ensure that our communities, economy, and way of life are better prepared for such extenuating and unpredictable scenarios as the one we’re living now.
There is no unity, “community” is little more than a buzzword, and we are weak because of it. I think no matter what your political views are, nor what your heritage might be, we need to GENUINELY come together for our future well-being.
Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder of impactmania, was invited to India to witness the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in action.
Paksy Plackis-Cheng, impactmania's founder, named one of 29 innovators 2020!