Be Ready for New Normal
In these lockdown days you might have heard that be ready for new normal. People say that people will forget to talk about BCE (before common era) and CE (common era). They will talk in terms of BC19 (Before Covid 19) and AC19 (After Covid 19). Before Covid19 we used to do like this and like that and now we do like this and like that.
The question arises what is going to be new normal. It is not easy to imagine and predict what future stores for us like just 4 months back no one heard of Covid19 and now it has changed every thing. The world will never be same again. Life will never be same again and business will never be same again. Whether it is your personal life or professional life, you will find a huge change. A new normal is created. We all are ready for change but when change comes as tufan or tornado, it finishes unprepared. Only fittest will survive. Only people or organisation who are fit will be able to sail through. It is not only physical fitness, it is about economic and emotional fitness too.
Be ready for faceless societies and cashless economy. Right from education to health to travel to food habits and the way we do business will change permanently. Students will learn more online then in classes. People will work more from home or offsite then in field. Big gatherings, fat weddings, socialising, cinema, malls, roads will not be crowded so much even in India. People will travel less and talk more, meet less and see online more. Efficiencies and effectiveness will increase manifold. People will waste less and have more cleaner environment. Though I am not sure how long it will continue but I see this phenomenon for at least three years. 21 days changes habit, 3 years are more than enough to change people permanently and adopt and adapt to new normal.
Spanish flue came 100 years back and killed millions and still killing lacs of people every year. We have built roads, 1000s get killed everyday in road accidents. In past several things happened or created which put human life in danger but we learn to live with that. Covid19 is going to live with us for ever. We need to learn to live with Covid19.
Snake and Scorpio bites that is why we do not take them in hand or don’t go in front of wild animals. Same way we need to use protectives or follow certain rules so that corona don’t attack us or we can keep virus away at least till science finds sure shot of vaccine.
Use protectives. Keep cleanliness. Maintain social distancing. Stay safe and keep working. We have no option but to adopt and adapt to new normal.