Many of us are beginning to grapple with the new rhythms of the pandemic endgame. In both our jobs and in our personal lives, things have shifted since that distant land of pre-2020 simplicity.
As world health officials express cautious optimism that Omicron may be the beginning of the end of the pandemic (or at least the dawn of a new and less dangerous phase), many are turning their attention back to the details of their own lives.
Many people quit their jobs, while others relocated to the countryside, sparking fears for the death of the city. Remote work in general has completely upended the rhythm of pre-pandemic life, impacting everything from climate change to politics.
“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances,” said Maya Angelou. We must now create new patterns. As the pandemic disrupted for many the old routines of city-living and office working, we’re beginning to create new ones – from reconnecting with nature to working from home.
If everything dances, as Angelou says, the rhythm has shifted – but the music’s still going.
Here’s what you might have missed this week:
- The world’s biggest asset manager wants you to have your say: an analysis of Larry Fink’s annual letter – Money Week
- A new frontier for humanity: could space-based solar power become a reality? – The Financial Times
- How the Great Resignation is morphing into the Great Sabbatical – Fast Company
- What does meaningful work actually mean? – Entrepreneur
- Office politics, establishing a ‘workplace why’ and how we can make hybrid work – Eat Sleep Work Repeat Podcast
- Building a green future: what are the costs and what are the benefits? – McKinsey & Co.
- Why art is essential to a happy and fulfilled life – The Atlantic
The future of technology: what ambitions do the big tech companies have? – The Economist
“Vision is the true creative rhythm.”Robert Delaunay