How many times did we come across the term VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) in the past couple of years in every seminar or strategic planning meetings or managerial write-ups? And as the term VUCA suddenly becomes reality – blatantly stares at us, we are caught unaware. Anxious moments grip us. We wonder was the world really VUCA before this?
Some say ‘Fear is in the air’. I feel this is a huge learning opportunity.
Responsibility, accountability, bonding and to reflect upon the evolution of civilization, is in the air. Talking of air, literally there has been a phenomenal change in air. Air has never ever been so fresh and clean for decades. Imagine AQI of Delhi was recorded on the Mar 28th at 45. Our lungs are surprised and so are the Dolphins spotted in Mumbai shores.
Universities, Schools and Institutes across the globe are now experiencing online class-rooms with students and stakeholders social distancing while working from remote locations. We were happy to know from many in the academia that our early reports, polls, were useful in planning. The guidelines on remote working shared before the lock down was announced, was also handy during implementation.
Our productivity is at 100%. In fact our responses to queries are faster now.
We saw it coming and following other organisations in IT/ITeS, we too started working from home from Mar 18th as we felt travelling in Metro, Ola/Uber/Auto-ricks was making us vulnerable and social distancing was the only way to be safe and make others safe.
The best thing is we have even received pay checks during this lockdown. We profusely thank accounts departments of our partner institutes making this possible during lock down.
Anxious moments will remain but stay positive. Stay isolated and safe.
Market correction will happen. Industry will bounce back. Things will start getting better. Meanwhile, go for online courses, work-out indoors to stay fit, watch Netflix / Amazon Prime, learn new things or just make a TikTok video.
Let us stay calm and carry on.
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