Highlighting good things sounds a bit childish, but it’s not. This is undeniably extremely important for building a more beneficial environment. Right now we should really emphasize all the attempts of quite a few people who are dealing with finding solutions to the coronavirus.
In the business sector, we have companies that have made adjustments to create respirators, provide testing innovation, vaccines and more. Let’s support and show our appreciation for all these initiatives in any way possible, whether privately or posting on social media. These people need to receive recognition from society. What kind? Respect and appreciation from us.
And what can everyone else do?
Here in Israel we are gradually starting to get back to normal, and this is where the role of each and every one of us comes in. How? First of all by being socially responsible in our self-care – whether it’s masks, gloves, hygiene or any other means necessary. Maintaining our own health and that of our immediate environment is something that everyone can contribute to society. The caution we’ll display to one another, of not endangering myself, or anyone else, is my contribution to our success in the fight against corona.
Another thing we can always do is focus on lifting others. Our natural reaction to a crisis of this magnitude is usually self-preservation. So I found it quite exceptional how right at the beginning of this pandemic, HR Influencer Daniel Cohen of AppsFlyer decided to start a movement called AdviceMe.il to help job seekers prepare for post-corona.
It seemed like a nice idea at the time but now it’s a couple of weeks later and her team has helped 1,000 job seekers so far! When I say “her team” I’m talking about the dozens of HR pros from all the top high-tech companies in Israel who jumped at the chance to do something for others at a time like this.
Most notably, the next session – Practical Advice for a Career in Product Management is being given by Erez Naveh, the Product Manager of Facebook!
So let’s not take anything for granted and appreciate the multitude of opportunities we have right in front of us at any given moment do to for others. At an unsual time like this when many people are thinking about how they can contribute, and also when everything is normal.
If you have a few moments and want to try to understand what we have been through, then please ask yourself the following questions, or discuss with a friend/group of people:
What did we learn from the coronavirus?
Are we getting out of the crisis the same way we went into it?
What change we see in ourselves can upgrade us to a better quality of life?