So. We’ve made it to seven days. It will be interesting to see if we only have three more weeks or whether the lockdown will be extended. I’m still bobbing around in my bubble for one.
I’m grateful I have my job. For me it’s business as usual, providing support, advice and encouragement to business owners, managers and team leaders, who make up my customers.
It’s a very challenging time for them and the future of their businesses is far from certain. I’m having some difficult conversations.
Which is why it’s been so important for me to maintain my routine. My brief walks every couple of hours are critical to reset and recharge my mind. It can be tough switching from empathy to objectivity and back in the space of a few minutes.
NZ business is going to look different when this lockdown ends.
NZ employment is going to look different when this lockdown ends.
NZ society is going to look different when this lockdown ends.
Will we be more tolerant of each other? Will we be kinder towards each other? Or will we be in the ‘every person for themselves’ mindset? Chasing our own dollars at the expense of others. Going in to a type of ‘fight or flight’? I have concerns…
On a personal note, the voices in my head are still gurgling happily. Nothing untoward going on there. Of course, the idea of building a pillow fort and carrying out my Skype meetings from inside is becoming more appealing by the day.
I hope you’re all doing ok. If you’d like to chat, send me a message.