Our civil liberties and our ability to work have changed immeasurably. Global society has been forced to adapt to the external conditions that have been placed upon us. Suddenly our familiar workplace became our kitchen tables, children were being schooled by parents – not teachers and we had to find new ways of keeping in touch with extended family and friends.
With relatively little warning, we experienced a quantum shift in our work and home lifestyles which has meant, like rudderless boats, we had to find our way through unchartered waters. Inputs to help people make sense of the situation and to make astute decisions have been limited.
All we knew for sure, was what we were no longer allowed to do – how we made that work in practice was left up to us. At the beginning of the pandemic, some of the initial adjustments people had to make were significant, subsequently followed by further minor tweaks as they navigated closer towards the horizon of a new way of life.