How A Once-In-A-Lifetime Pandemic Created Fertile Ground For Workplace And Organizational Transformation
The Japanese art of kintsugi celebrates flaws and lived experience. Using liquid gold to repair broken pottery, kintsugi ultimately aims to create something stronger and more beautiful than the original.
Last year broke traditional notions of work. COVID-19 didn’t just invade bodies, it lit up the cracks in existing structures and, of necessity, became the preeminent strategy driving companies’ decisions. As a result, organisations are trying to remake themselves – eagerly drawing up rightsizing plans, aggressively adopting flexible working, reimagining HR processes for greater efficiency, and trying to bridge cultural rifts exposed by different responses to the coronavirus. The upshot?