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Every bad thing has something good and vice-versa.

Covid19 has caused much suffering throughout the planet, but is has also afforded the world the opportunity to regain its humanity.

Not only have violent crimes (e.g., shootings, drug trafficking) ) have declined, but also our environment has been able to ‘breath’ and clean itself.

One of the greatest benefits from the pandemic, however, seems to be the increased awareness about our humanity and how much we all share as humans. This has been evidenced at the personal and professional level since our home has become our workplace thus erasing the mentality of “you must leave you personal stuff at home” and vice-versa.

It is only through adversity that our true colors are revealed. Compassion and kindness are best manifested during hardship and tragedy.

The wake-up call humanity has received from the pandemic will be forgotten in a couple of years. Hopefully, though, some humanity may have been recovered, especially in our workplaces and in our daily interactions with other human beings. Forget about other animals, if our species cannot show mercy and compassion amongst our own kind, what hope is there for other creatures?

The current crisis has only exposed what was already a broken system stricken by dehumanizing commercial exploitation, lack of integrity and corruption. The pandemic offers the world a historic opportunity to restore the integrity of a beautifully sustainable planet.

Business-as-usual was already in crisis before Covid19 and we don’t want to go back to a broken model, is time to progress towards a beautiful world.

Let us celebrate what we are so dearly missing these days and take action to make sure that what lies ahead is the most desirable future for all.

My greatest hope from this pandemic is that we finally see a major transformation at the workplace, namely, from dehumanizing, restrictive and tropophobic dominant hierarchies (i.e., bureaucracies) into humanizing, enhancive and tropophilic non-dominant hierarchies (i.e., sustainable systems).

Here’s to the Health Of Your Humanized Workplace!

JC Wandemberg Ph.D.

President & Founder

Sustainable Systems International

About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles, thus, catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.

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