By: Chris M. Mason & Dina G. Aouad
“Few words other than these immortalized by President Kennedy could better capture the needed attention to the future that employers face in the inevitable aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Change is the unmitigated constant, but it often flows so gradually and imperceptibly that we can see it only on reflection, whereas at other times it erupts suddenly and violently, shaking the foundation of our worldview.
The recent dramatic upheavals we’ve experienced in our personal and professional lives have imposed lasting changes that will continue to reverberate throughout our economy and in our working lives, not just in the coming months, but for years, and possibly decades. The law, which normally lumbers slowly, has repositioned seemingly overnight. And the changes it brings are not at an end. They will project long into the future, beyond even the cessation of COVID-19 as a global threat. Employers need to prepare now and adjust to these changes permanently.”