The new normal of covid 19 has indeed changed the way we think and live. Everything has become virtual, shopping, schools, tourism and movies. Life has simply changed overnight, but how ready are we for a new normal, as we call it!
The new norm requires planning and adhering to plans everytime. In a way we are retraining the human brain to think in a pattern, similar to training a machine.
Some times the human brain adapts easily to the changes around in the new normal, however humankind is facing one of the biggest challenges ever thrown at it. This brings us to the quintessential question of how much to retrain.
Human kind has been training and adapting to new thoughts, process and ideas from time immemorial. As a race, humans have quickly adapted to changes and processed it, adapting to change management practices quickly. This new norm brings with it the idea of training machines as an era of intelligence and machines are being ushered in
Even as I write, business all over the world is adapting to machines, training machines to perform redundant tasks and automate them. This brings us to the idea of managing the automated tasks. As project managers, how much of the decision making tasks would be automated and predicted, while how many of them would be done manually. New ideas and concepts of project management would evolve while more would get redefined.
We live in exciting times and we are going to see a utopian era of machines live alongside man. However the aspect of emotional quotient in machines still remains to be explored. After all, decisions need to be made and every decision cannot be made by machines or will they?
With this note, we would like to put out a message saying, adapt to the new norm while redefining old processes and ideas for the survival of the fittest.
Thanks and Best Wishes
Subramanyam Krishnamurthy (Mani), PMP
Editorial Content Credit : Nithya Ramkumar , PMP