This summer while RTE, Ireland’s national broadcaster, was in the grip of a corporate governance scandal that triggered a government inquiry, the resignation of its Director General, the reconstitution of its executive board and the suspension of its highest paid broadcaster, never-before-witnessed heatwaves and floods hammered the living world. To see how these phenomena are part of the same pattern, we have to join-the-dots between personal choices, corporate decision-making and global outcomes.
We’re at a cultural crossroads and the road ahead is a choice. We can walk into the future weighed down by the baggage of beliefs and assumptions that have brought us to our knees. Or we can walk away from business as usual and use our work and workplaces, skills and talents to shift the pattern of our entire culture.
Human beings only change when we learn something new – and this is a teachable moment. When the Covid-19 crisis has passed, can we build on this moment? Could a virus teach us about the true relationship between people, the economy and our environment… and how life really works?
Now and then we observe the world through the lens of living systems and our CultureWork perspective.
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