Change is the only thing constant.
Or so we have read on so many occasions. The changes we have faced over the last year prove how true this proverb stands. However, can we determine what kind of change it is? While this phase is one of the most unfortunate in human history, it still brings forth a few silver linings. Today, we are exploring the positive impact of the pandemic on our lifestyle and communities.
Let’s welcome a little optimism and find out how some things have changed for the better:
1. Everything has doorstep delivery
The disruption caused by the pandemic has forced businesses to evolve their technology and logistics on terse notice to survive. This has drastically improved the convenience of consumers. Everything, from mobiles to medicines, and even bicycles, are now delivered to your doorstep.
This massive move towards digitization and improved logistics is a positive impact of the pandemic, and one cannot deny its penetration.
2. More technological penetration
One of the post-pandemic changes that would have otherwise taken a very long time to implement in a country like India is technological access. The country’s baby boomer generation is generally opposed to new tech developments. Their participation escalated due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic.
It helped them become more aware, more resourceful, and more connected to the nation’s pulse. It contributed to connecting the population behind a common cause in many ways.
3. Changing lifestyle priorities
The fast-paced life and ever-growing consumerism had taken away our focus on important things – like family. Lockdown impositions helped us gain lost ground and reconnect with the people we live with daily.
We also learned new things to engage ourselves and started accepting and understanding the mental health risks that come with isolation. All these things had become hush-hush within the collective consciousness. Still, the positive impact of the pandemic helped us refocus.
4. Increased community participation
Everyone was moving too fast to wait for the next person before the pandemic. However, one of the most welcome post-pandemic changes is the increase in community engagement and participation.
With ample time in our hands, we joined hobby communities and refocused on connecting with friends and relatives we had lost touch with over the years. Many developers, including us, arranged for activities that brought people together and helped them cope with a more positive mindset.
5. Creating a new normal
If somebody suggested companies shift their teams remotely and start working from home, they would probably be scoffed at. Today, however, this has become the new normal. Not only is it allowing more flexibility to employees, but also lowering down costs for companies drastically.
All while either maintaining or increasing productivity.
The new normal has wholly revolutionized the IT and other affiliate industries and should be counted as a positive impact of the pandemic.
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