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This series offers context and applicable reading material to help companies and individuals navigate the new normal and prepare for the future in three steps:

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Overview

How Pandemics Change the World
How Pandemics Change the World

The COVID-19 outbreak will not only have a direct impact on our lives and economies now – the consequences will continue to preoccupy us for several years, if not decades.

Your “Back to the Office” Guide
Your “Back to the Office” Guide

Here’s how to get back on track after a business interruption.

“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
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“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”

The coronavirus pandemic is currently forcing many companies to advise employees to work from home. Here are four steps to help make this organizational crisis a success.

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Exploring the Wonderland of  Child-Led Learning
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Exploring the Wonderland of Child-Led Learning

The many hours of lockdown-induced downtime offer an opportunity for your children to let their natural curiosity take them places they may otherwise not have discovered.

How to...?

To Say the Unsayable
To Say the Unsayable

When something terrible happens, terrible communication should be avoided. This is how.

“How Do I Address Wrong Things the Right Way?”
“How Do I Address Wrong Things the Right Way?”

Speaking up and saying "no" sounds easier than it is – especially in economically uncertain times.

“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”
“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”

A world with fewer office jobs is not a world with fewer jobs.

Coping

Of Viruses, Vulnerability and Superheroes
Of Viruses, Vulnerability and Superheroes

Isolation highlights the need to reach out.

“You’re fired!”
“You’re fired!”

How to not only cope with a layoff, but turn it into an opportunity.

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In Conversation With Experts and Professionals Around the World

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Corporate Culture

Your organization's atmosphere, culture and communication affect its success. They shape engagement, productivity, drive and collaboration. Today’s high fliers – Google is the most famous example – build their image on these factors. How can you make your culture good – and how good can you make it?

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Your Creative Recovery
Your Creative Recovery

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Articles

“Hello, How Are You?”
You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
“Hello, How Are You?”

In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

Looking Beyond the Water Cooler
Looking Beyond the Water Cooler

There is no substitute to person-to-person bonding. But there are ways to address the same needs in a new way – or at least to bring more humanity into our online interactions.

The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
Paolo Gallo
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo…

No One Is Safe
No One Is Safe

Cybercriminals are keeping pace with the major transformation steps that many companies have taken in recent months. Here is what you need to know.

“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”
“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”

Even if I’m surrounded by a spouse, kids and worries.

“Where Does Motivation Come From?”
“Where Does Motivation Come From?”

Even the dullest job in the world – let’s say, driving the same track over and over again as a racing car driver – can be inspiring. But why? Because inspiration follows motivation!

“How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?”
“How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?”

It was the “Windows 95” of IT companies, but now it inspires again. How did the latest reboot succeed?

“Does Commitment to Kindness Mean You Have to Accept Poor Treatment?”
“Does Commitment to Kindness Mean You Have to Accept Poor Treatment?”

No. It means you can hold on to your boundaries without becoming angry.

Your Creative Recovery
Your Creative Recovery

How to get rid of that nasty little saboteur sitting on your shoulder preventing you from being truly innovative.

“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
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“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

“How Do I Address Wrong Things the Right Way?”
“How Do I Address Wrong Things the Right Way?”

Speaking up and saying "no" sounds easier than it is – especially in economically uncertain times.

“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”
“How Do I Hire (and Onboard) People Without Meeting Them in Person?”

A world with fewer office jobs is not a world with fewer jobs.

“What Is the Best Way to Start the Day?”
“What Is the Best Way to Start the Day?”

Believe it or not: The first hour of your day, whatever time it may occur, paves the way for the remainder. Here is how to spend it right.

Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19
Panel Discussion: Agility, Authenticity and Accelerated Change in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has been a game-changer on many fronts. On June 3, 2020, getAbstract’s VP of Sales UK, Jayne D’Silva, had the opportunity to talk to four senior L&D experts about the “new normal” – and…

“How Can I Stop Racism in My Workplace?”
“How Can I Stop Racism in My Workplace?”

Three steps you should take seriously if you care about a corporate culture that works for all.

“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”
“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”

Recent history has one very compelling answer: Nurture them!

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Change can be exciting – or it can produce stress and anxiety. One thing is for sure: Organizations can’t grow without change, so it’s time to reinvent your company.

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What worked nicely yesterday may no longer work today. Learn how to make your organization agile: Adapt rapidly to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways.

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Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation

The biggest corporate challenge of our time has less to do with technology than with the right corporate culture.