Where I work, we’re always reflecting on lessons learned, so that has gotten me to thinking about what has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us?
There are several articles and commentaries out there – from medical journals to the popular press. As expected, some of the medical lessons include: Physical distancing works; treatment options are a work in progress, and the US has a huge capacity to expand medical resources.
But I like the more global view of this March 28th contribution on Forbes.com, which discusses ‘5 simple lessons learned so far from the Coronavirus pandemic’. The two lessons that resonated with me the most are “we are more connected than we think,” and “life won’t be the same – but that’s OK.”
In the last few months, we’ve learned that technology can be used to keep us connected – and the world moving along. The way hospitals and doctor’s offices deliver health care has changed, with more doctors moving to virtual care. We’ve learned that we need each other and that every part of the workforce is so vital to everyone’s well-being – from food producers, to transportation, to front-line heath care workers. We need each other, and we’ve got each other, which is a humbling yet comforting thought to me.
What are some lessons you’ve learned from the last couple of months? If you’re willing, please share in the nifty little comment box below 😊.
Stay curious (and safe) my Friends!