What did we learn from the Covid period? What did we fail to learn? And what might we still go back and learn, before it’s too late?

Benjamin P. Taylor
4 min readMar 22, 2023

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We’re now living in the #future we were speculating about, three years after lockdown.
Plenty has changed in the #economy, #management, and particularly in the work/life patterns in our organisations. But so much of what we expected to be radicall different — well, just isn’t.

I’m thinking about this a lot because I’m writing a piece on it, and preparing for two very different events where I will be asking top speakers their perspective.
On 21–22 April I’ll be assisting at the Implementing Requisite Agility Workshop for Change Agents in Brighton, UK (30% off with code RAWORK30) https://requisiteagility.org/conf2023/ra-workshop
And on 14–16 June, I’m chairing the Operational Excellence & Process Transformation Summit in Hamburg, Germany (and fantastic early bird offers are available now & enjoy an additional discount of 299 euros by using this code OPEX _ specialoffer before 31st march.) https://key-notion.com/operational-excellence-process-transformation-summit-hamburg/

We work from home, but with technology that still apes the 1940s American office.
We understand the need for adaptability, but the yokes of bureacracy, hierarchy, and anxiety crashed back down on our necks the minute it was possible.
We know we’re all interdependent and that the lowest-paid, most marginalise also make up the majority of the essential workers, and yet…

What’s one thing that really changed, or that really should have changed, but didn’t?