I'm not sure if you've noticed, but there's something in the air of late. I can't quite put my finger on it... is it—could it be? A sense of normalcy?
Sure, there's still plenty of doom and gloom. Wars are raging, and floods are destroying homes. But luckily, for many of us—the lucky ones—there is also some ... hope. There's a hint that things are returning to business as usual. Well, not usual usual—we're still working from home sometimes, and occasionally we have to don a mask or isolate or what-have-you. But people are returning to shops, theatres, sporting events. They're getting on trains, venturing out, and spending their money. We've even graphically recorded a few in-person workshops.
Which is kind of exciting! But also kind of scary, too. We've all been conditioned to be so cautious and keep our distance from people. Are we ready to return to work?
We think the answer is yes. In fact, we made a short video about it: a 60 second slice of optimism about the great return to work to counter the much hyped great resignation. We're quite proud of it actually:
We'd love you to take a look, and if it strikes a chord, share it with your colleagues. Post it to your intranet. Or send it to a friend who needs a smile.
Bring on 2022, we say. It's time for a much-needed, long-overdue win.
Matt is Chief Doodler at Sketch Group. He has contributed to several books on visual thinking, most recently The World of Visual Facilitation.