In the last decade, the Government of India has shown great initiative and decisive decision making to lift India out of its economic and social binds to transform the nation into a superpower. Policy reformations, bringing in foreign investment, and initiatives to promote domestic manufacturing has produced positive change. However, the damaging blow dealt to India’s economy by COVID-19 pandemic presents a different scenario altogether, where India can no longer afford to grow in a relaxed pace but have to invoke aggressive measures immediately to restore itself.
In the midst of understanding and navigating through this ‘new normal’ we are often faced with the question on how we can enhance the business performance to re-start the world and what new strategic approach should we consider implementing for progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the loss of life and economic instability (a 2.5% contraction of growth is suspected) globally at an unforeseen level. Although the initial effects threw us in an unfamiliar situation, human society was able to produce a progressive global response. Like the rest of the world, India is also witnessing a clear path to secure the economy through sustainable energy production and usage (clean energy can save $141 billion in global electricity cost by 2025).
It has been nearly 4 months since India has been in lockdown. Although the decision to put India under lockdown was a decisive one to stop the spread of COVID-19, it presented people with something we never faced before on a global scale.
Yes, I am talking about ‘Isolation’. Before the lockdown, we never truly knew how much we wanted to see familiar faces and that there will ever be a time when we will miss making strangers a part of our daily journey. These changing scenarios have created unparalleled experiences that can lead you towards stress, frustration, depression and anxiety. Although these are all normal reactions to changes in life, it is up to us to find a way through these challenges to maintain a sane and productive mind.
Let us try to see how we can achieve that.
Currently, most of us are living in a state of fear, dealing with a crisis that has swept the world in an incredible loss of life and stability. Although countries are now actively working towards prevention and cure of the virus, the real-time updates of doom and gloom can keep us down if we let it.
The tragedy and the pain is there, but we can never forget that as a part of the enduring human society, we bear the great responsibility of leading towards a better future. And for that to happen, we need to keep an optimistic outlook even within this crisis to survive and thrive in the world post-COVID-19.