THE NEXT NORMAL PODCAST

THE NEXT NORMAL

As we all ponder a return to public life and a return to work, we wonder what’s coming. Lisa Taylor, our President, is thrilled to co-host this unique, new podcast that explores how the world is going to change post-covid. She and three other thinkers from different disciplines discuss work, cities, relationships, meaning, innovation and corporate responsibility. Lisa contributes her Future of Work, Workplace Architecture, and Recovery Ready wisdom to this thought-provoking and enlightening mix.

EPISODE 12 – Lessons learned during COVID: Creativity is Currency

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, Lisa Taylor and co-hosts discuss a wrap up of season one with a focus on where the pandemic created bright spots. What conversations happened because of our young people? What impact did they have? How are we now facing gaps in our education systems? Our co-hosts share the positive lessons they’ve learned through the pandemic and through this series.

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EPISODE 11 – COVID Has Created a Global Climate Experiment

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, co-hosts set up the conversation as we look at the big picture of energy and environmental considerations post-pandemic with a focus on the opportunity ahead of us. What has shifted in the minds of the consumer? What are we missing? Where should we be looking next? Who is obligated to respond?

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EPISODE 10 – Challenging outdated career thinking

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, we confront ageism – particularly in the workplace. Lisa Taylor, President at Challenge Factory debunks two myths about older workers. Whatever we call our ageing workforce, Lisa shudders when we refer to it as the “grey tsunami”.

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EPISODE 9 – Whose responsibility is it to build a better normal?

In this episode of The NEXT Normal we explore the changing nature of the American social contract and the decisions we entrust to our leaders. What does it mean to lead post-pandemic? Whose responsibility is it to build a better normal? And what can we expect from leadership moving forward?

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EPISODE 8 – Artificial Intelligence isn’t as smart as you may think

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, we’re in a better place today than we were pre-COVID. In fact, things are expected to improve even more.

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EPISODE 7 – New Skills Development in the NEXT Normal

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, we myth bust some of the assumptions and outdated ideas around career and skill development. What do we need to foster in our workforce now that we’ve gone through this experience? What have we discovered about education and training? Have retirement expectations shifted? Are there new skills gaps to address?

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EPISODE 6 – The Pandemic creates a new Innovation Culture

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, we take the conversation to recovery planning, policy change and ground-level opportunities for innovation. Who will the leaders be? Where are the opportunities? What were the learning moments and how good will we be at taking advantage of them? This episode unlocks a few ah-ha moments that you won’t want to miss!

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EPISODE 5 – How self-care during the pandemic brought us closer to our neighbours, our colleagues and ourselves

In this episode of The NEXT Normal, we explore the changing meaning of self-care. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we adopted puppies, scheduled sessions on the exercise bike, and developed at-home spa rituals but the definition of self-care remains misunderstood. The hosts of The Next Normal share examples of how self-care has evolved in their personal lives and professional environments, and relate the shifts to what life could look like moving forward..

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EPISODE 4 – How COVID-19 stressed and tested our resilience

In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we address “adaptive capacity”. It was stressed and tested during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and it highlighted our collective need and ability to be resilient.

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EPISODE 3 – Planning healthy cities in the COVID era.

In this episode of THE NEXT NORMAL, we reimagine our cities and our physical environments. What immediate and long-term needs has the pandemic exposed in our communities and what opportunities do we have for inspiration and innovation that lay ahead?

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EPISODE 2 – “If we’re successful in evolving the world of work, what does it look like for our grandchildren?”

In this episode of the NEXT NORMAL, we return to work and explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the workplace- redefining the what, how, where, and why as we focus on the future of work.

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EPISODE 1 – “Everything has meaning and meaning is a form of currency.”

In this episode of the NEXT NORMAL, we explore how our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic have sharpened or changed our sense of meaning – the meaning of words, the meaning of rituals, the meaning of relationships and values.

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