Tagged: digital transformation

Mental Biases in a Pandemic

Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict puts a spotlight on our human tendency to apply past experiences to new and uncharted territory, highlighting the irrationality of it. Facing the COVID-19 pandemic will require new approaches to risk and disaster.

A Faustian Bargain Involving Privacy, Pandemic and a Functioning Economy

Privacy may be at stake as the rise of apps in South Korea and China allow citizens and the government, respectively, to determine the COVID-19 status and risk profiles of individuals. Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict compares this to a “Faustian Bargain” – a sort of trade-off that people make to secure the functioning of our societies.

Flattening the Curve of a Risky Future

Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict looks to the post-pandemic version of normal, interrogating the extent of our new-found awareness of risk. Encouraging strategy that includes a focus on risk can certainly help organisations and governments better prepare for disaster response.

Pre-Pandemic Assumptions and Presumptions

Expert Contributor Kevin Benedict reflects on the assumptive nature we’re all no stranger to. The pandemic has been a harsh reminder that assumptions are potentially more harmful than they are convenient.

A Pandemic Inspired Tsunami of Channel Switching

In our local downtown retail chocolate shop, “The Chocolate Bar” transitioned into a chocolate factory with home delivery seemingly overnight as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have also...

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