MINDY SEARS REFLECTS ON WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US ABOUT CREATIVITY AND AGILITY

"In the face of the strangest and most difficult year in recent memory, the chrysalis of what evolved was some of the most truly innovative strategies and creative solutions for circumstances that we were not in control of. It’s not that these approaches to solutions didn’t exist before, but it was the manifestation of the need for a quick and adaptive solution that allowed these methodologies to come into their own.

Take working parents as an example. The New York Times found that 80% of parents who were both working remotely during the pandemic were also handling childcare and education. During a speaker series at work, some of my colleagues talked about how they iterated and adapted to this circumstance. They converted their living rooms into learning spaces and their backyard gardens into playgrounds, all while splitting work hours to ensure kids had supervision and enrichment. The creativity and resilience shown in circumstances like these have been incredibly inspiring."

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