6 episodes

NORMAL:
Characterized by what is considered usual,
Typical
Routine
Expected

It sounds safe and staid.
But our NORMAL, usual, typical, expected, routine – turned
Chaotic, dislocated, disorderly and out of control when COVID 19 hit us.

The pandemic sent the world reeling, forcing us to shut down economies, forcing us to recalibrate our NORMAL, forcing us to confront the WHAT’S NEXT? What’s next for jobs, for education, for families and our health and well-being.

This podcast ponders how we will live in this COVID era. What’s on the horizon? What should we expect? Where are the opportunities?

Our hosts, Lisa Taylor, President at Challenge Factory, Dave Hardy, President, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, Sarah Thorne, President and CEO, Decision Partners and Ujwal Arkalgud, Chief Anthropologist & CEO, MotivBase explore "what’s next" in the NEXT NORMAL.

The NEXT Normal Dave Trafford and iContact Productions

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NORMAL:
Characterized by what is considered usual,
Typical
Routine
Expected

It sounds safe and staid.
But our NORMAL, usual, typical, expected, routine – turned
Chaotic, dislocated, disorderly and out of control when COVID 19 hit us.

The pandemic sent the world reeling, forcing us to shut down economies, forcing us to recalibrate our NORMAL, forcing us to confront the WHAT’S NEXT? What’s next for jobs, for education, for families and our health and well-being.

This podcast ponders how we will live in this COVID era. What’s on the horizon? What should we expect? Where are the opportunities?

Our hosts, Lisa Taylor, President at Challenge Factory, Dave Hardy, President, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, Sarah Thorne, President and CEO, Decision Partners and Ujwal Arkalgud, Chief Anthropologist & CEO, MotivBase explore "what’s next" in the NEXT NORMAL.

    How COVID-19 stressed and tested our our resilience

    How COVID-19 stressed and tested our our resilience

    In this episode of The NEXT Normal, we address “adaptive capacity”. It was stressed and tested during the early months of the pandemic and highlighted our collective need and ability to be resilient.

    Co-host Sarah Thorne, President and CEO at  Decision Partners, leads the discussion in this show.
    “What have we learned so far about our own adaptive capacity, that of our families and people we have relationships with. And what are we learning about adaptive capacity in our communities and in societ

    • 25 min
    Planning healthy cities in the COVID era

    Planning healthy cities in the COVID era

    In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we reimagine our cities and our physical environments. What immediate and long-term needs has the pandemic exposed in our communities and what opportunities do we have for inspiration and innovation that lay ahead?

    Dave Hardy, President and CEO of Hardy Stevenson and Associates, is an urban planner who is looking at the short-term and long-term needs of communities and cities. He talks about the health divides created by the push and pull of the pandemic.

    • 23 min
    The Future of Work in the COVID era

    The Future of Work in the COVID era

    In this episode of the NEXT NORMAL, we return to work and explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the workplace- redefining the what, how, where, and why as we focus on the future of work.

    Lisa Taylor is the President of Challenge Factory and specializes in the #FutureOfWork. Lisa says re-opening strategies aren’t one-size-fits-all and it’s okay to have new needs as we re-imagine work.
    “From a practical perspective, even individual employees...want to know...what's the plan?"

    • 24 min
    Exploring "Meaning" in the NEXT NORMAL

    Exploring "Meaning" in the NEXT NORMAL

    In this episode of the NEXT NORMAL, we explore how our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic have sharpened or changed our sense of meaning – the meaning of words, the meaning of rituals, the meaning of relationships and values.

    Cultural Anthropologist, CEO and co-founder of Motivbase, Ujwal Arkalgud says, "Meaning always changes. It's just, the pandemic has accelerated it in certain areas. One of the fascinating areas of change is how we think about joy in our lives."

    • 24 min
    The NEXT NORMAL

    The NEXT NORMAL

    Coming JULY 7, 2021.

    As the world emerges from the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we face recalibrating our economies, reimagining our cities, reorienting our workplaces and rethinking public health polices.

    Our hosts, Lisa Taylor, President at Challenge Factory, Dave Hardy, President, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, Sarah Thorne, President and CEO, Decision Partners and Ujwal Arkalgud, Chief Anthropologist & CEO, MotivBase explore "what’s next" in the NEXT NORMAL.

    • 2 min
    What's next in the Next Normal?

    What's next in the Next Normal?

    NORMAL life turned chaotic when COVID 19 hit us in 2020.

    It forced us to shut down economies, to recalibrate our NORMAL, to confront the WHAT’S NEXT? This podcast ponders how we will live in this COVID era.

    Our hosts, Lisa Taylor, President at Challenge Factory, Dave Hardy, President, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, Sarah Thorne, President and CEO, Decision Partners and Ujwal Arkalgud, Chief Anthropologist & CEO, MotivBase explore "what’s next" in the NEXT NORMAL.

    • 1 min

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