For over the past one year, we have lived through a terrifying crisis, the impact of which has been harsh and far-ranging on countless businesses and industries. These are unprecedented times, probably even the crisis of the generation, if not the century.
It is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. So there is no right answer, no standard operating procedure, no playbook that could’ve been followed. But as business leaders we sit at the intersection between well-being and performance, between keeping ourselves and our families safe, while moving the needle a little every day. And the only way to achieve both in these anxious times and stay relevant after the pandemic lifts, is by preparing well and building a resilient and shock-proof business plan.
The world of work may well have changed forever. And while a calibrated, safe and smooth exit from the pandemic is what one wishes for in the times to come — we need all the ammunition we can get today as designers to learn how to operate within this “new normal” successfully every day. Possibly for a far longer time than we originally planned for.
These are challenging times, and we’re sure, like us, you are doing what you can to make this transition smooth for your business. It’s not easy for designers who have always been used to real interactions, communicating our ideas, our processes to clients in person; and have grown our businesses through networking and industry mixers. So we’ve tried to put together a checklist of useful things in an ebook called – The Ultimate Playbook for Interior Design in the New Normal that you can use to adapt and navigate to this new world of work a little bit smoother.