Everything has meaning and meaning is a form of currency
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we explore how our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic have sharpened or changed our sense of meaning – the meaning of words, the meaning of rituals, the meaning of relationships and values.
I am thrilled to be co-hosting a unique, new Podcast starting July 7. The 'Next Normal' is a stimulating conversation with a team of thinkers from different disciplines, exploring how life is changing and evolving through the pandemic to whatever the next normal becomes. Through 12 podcasts we'll discuss the nature of work, cities, relationships, meaning, innovation and more – how will we collectively adapt to the changes and opportunities ahead? Great food for thought!
The Next Normal Podcasts
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If we're successful in evolving the world of work, what does it look like for our grandchildren?
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we’re exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the workplace – and how it is redefining the future of work. We’re exploring the needs, values, interests and priorities of employers and employees in determining "what’s next" in the workplace.
The pandemic push and the technology pull in the planning of healthy cities
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we’re reimagining our cities and our physical environments. We’re talking about the needs that the pandemic has exposed in our communities and the opportunity to rethink what we want in terms of healthy cities, health equity and smart communities.
How COVID-19 stressed and tested our resilience
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, I challenge my co-hosts to think about “adaptive capacity”. Our adaptive capacity was certainly stressed and tested during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting our collective need to be able to adapt to changing circumstances. What have we learned so far and what do we need to do going forward to build resilience?
How self-care during the pandemic brought us closer to our neighbours, our colleagues and ourselves
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we’re exploring the changing meaning of self-care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve developed new self-care practices. My co-hosts and I share examples of how self-care has evolved in our personal lives and professional environments, and we talk about the shifts to what life could look like moving forward.
The pandemic creates a new innovation culture
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, I lead a robust discussion focused on how critical innovation is to building an adaptive and resilient society. We discuss the unpreceded innovation in public health during the pandemic as an example of what’s possible and the opportunities to leverage that drive to become a more innovative culture -- one that removes the barriers, enables risk taking, allows for experimentation and celebrates creativity. It starts by opening the dialogue with people to develop a shared understanding of what is desired and what is possible – plus learning from history and what is being done in other areas, like climate change, where innovation is enabled and encouraged.
New Skills Development in the NEXT Normal
In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we bust some of the prevailing myths, assumptions and outdated ideas around career and skill development. Instead, my co-hosts and I focus on what we’ve learned through our pandemic experience. What is important to us? What do we want to focus on going forward? What skills do we need to foster in our workforce? And what have we discovered about education and training?