June 11th, 2020 / Thoughts on "corona"

 Thoughts on the "corona crisis" or "after the crisis is before the crisis"

Only a few weeks ago, the circumstances in which our world finds itself today were unimaginable for many of us!

Within a very short time a small virus has managed to dissuade us from a supposedly safe path. We were and are forced to make changes in our lives that we could not have imagined in our wildest dreams. A speedy ride was abruptly stopped.

Everything was and is turned upside down and immediately questioned.

New concepts are needed to at least promptly provide a minimum of economic performance in addition to the systemically relevant tasks and services.

Solutions, such as home office with live video chat, as well as e-learning and e-commerce, were implemented with unprecedented speed in areas where before Corona, the use of such solutions was only hesitant. The possibilities of cashless payment transactions were and are being used to an unprecedented extent.

Almost silently, we have de facto taken a shortcut to the digital age and taken the crisis as an opportunity. Corona releases, so to speak, energy for a change in our thinking and actions.

The current circumstances and challenges offer us an unexpected opportunity!

We stand at a threshold where we have the opportunity to set a new course and thus to make changes that have already been pending for a long time.

Let us not hesitate to seize the opportunity to remedy the deficits revealed by this crisis and make ourselves fit for the future. For the first time after the Second World War we have the opportunity to initiate a structural change that affects both ecological and economic areas.

Many companies, employees, workers and self-employed have lost their economic basis or are severely affected and need reorientation.

For companies there is a unique opportunity to derive concrete measures for the future from the current experiences, because after the crisis is before the crisis! Apart from the perhaps necessary ecological and economic changes and adjustments, it is important to secure suitable employees for this path in time. Economic restrictions must not lead to losing contact with potential talents. New approaches, such as "Talent Relationship Management", are now in demand in order to be able to react to changes in time.

Active and goal-oriented reorientation are the challenges to bring about a change in the career path taken or to continue it without major injuries. Now that you have to bring about high performance, a possible tense economic situation is often accompanied by psychological stress that blocks you. My advice on this! Seek professional help that will accompany you empathically in this process.

Get through the crisis well and stay healthy.


Gert Wandelt