To Infinity, Beyond Pandemics

Unprecedented times. This phrase has been repeated so many times that we are sick of it. They aren’t so new, at least not in human history. All of these things have been seen before, including quarantine, masks, as well as a halt to economic activity. It’s easy to see similarities and make predictions about possible outcomes in these uncertain times. We’ll make some predictions based on the past and our subjective thoughts.
The immediate effects of the pandemic include lockdowns and the closing of all businesses that require physical presence. This is not unlike what happened 100 years ago with the Spanish Flu. Technology, the increase in people on Earth and their behavior are all what’s new. Kudos for all the business owners who locked their offices and sent their employees home immediately. Modern technology allows us to adapt quickly to changes. These changes were impossible in 1918 and the 14th century. The labor market was greatly affected. There was a greater demand for workers, which meant higher wages and a higher standard of living. These days, the situation is quite different. The workforce is virtually unchanged (the Spanish flu had the highest rate of death among those aged 18-40, while COVID-19 targets that same group the least), and the number of available jobs has shrunk. Reckoning is inevitable, everyone is aware. The question is: How long will it last? History has shown that some countries took between 80 and 150 years to recover after the Black Death. The economic shock of 100 years ago wasn’t as severe. The good news is that we now have the tools we ancestors did not have and may have a better chance to recover quickly. Online shops can sell their goods; restaurants can deliver delicious meals right to your doorstep; and tourist agencies can offer their services for the locals. All pandemics share one thing in common: the more people affected, the worse it will be. People used to run for the hills in the past. They can now stay there. Virtually anything can be done online. This means that we are no longer tied to any particular physical location. Remote Work Guide
This guide will provide clear instructions on how to make a smooth transition to remote operations and get the most out of remote work. We are grateful that you have subscribed! All newsletter subscribers can download this (and many other ActiveCollab Project Management Guides). Download the Ebook We are unable to subscribe you at the moment. Please double-check your email address. If issue still persist, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected] Try Again What does the future hold?Many have longed for a garden and a less polluted environment for ages. Many have quit their 9-5 jobs to lead a peaceful life in the countryside. We can follow their adventures via blogs, magazines, and documentaries. Remote work was often an impossible option, so they had to turn their lives upside down. Why? Fear of losing control, lack of trust, lack belief that it was possible to run an entire business this way. Now the tables are turning. Employers were forced to turn their businesses upside down, and realized that it was possible to complete projects without closely monitoring their workers every day. Many countries tried to return to normal, but the infected increased again. Working from home is a trend that will not change. Google agrees. People can’t continue to work at their kitchen table while bending their backs in a painful chair. Long-term solutions are needed. Many people consider moving away from the city as an option. A larger house means more space, including an isolated well-equipped one.