In these unpreced… I won’t finish the rest as you’ve already heard that too much this year. Personally, this has been the most frustrating year that I can remember. Maybe that’s a good thing. There is a lot of growth that happens when you have to find a way to make a square peg fit into a round hole.
Preparing for the Unprecedented
No one could have predicted what happened this year but maybe we should have tried. What if prior to March, businesses (or schools) had asked themselves:
- How will event marketing teams work without in person events?
- How can we run a restaurant without in person dining?
- How will our business operate if there is no building to work at?
- How do we teach kids from their homes?
We should ask these questions not only for Black Swan events but as an exercise in creativity and innovation to find things we can be doing that no one else has thought of yet. What is something you are doing today that “has always been done that way” that could flip your world upside down if it would go away or be changed?
Now I am not insinuating that COVID-19 was a good thing. I hate it and I wish none of us had to go through it. I am saying that COVID-19 DID happen and there will ultimately be benefits to us all. Sometimes we don’t go until we’re pushed but once we’re pushed we thrive.