This article picks up where my last one ended. My last piece was about there being no “new normal’ and that “normal will just be different.” That’s officially true and here we are: endless ZOOM calls, studying from home (home-schooling is the norm?!), distanced dinners outside, and air-hugging our way through life. It’s not terrible. It’s just different.
Work from home, learn from home…
Staying home indefinitely may work for some; however, for many it just doesn’t. Homeschooling may work if there is someone to monitor and sit with your child, but if the only option is to sit your 7 year old in front of a computer and hope they learn something and don’t get behind, it may be detrimental. There is a lot to be said for face to face human interaction – because as humans we need that type of interaction to form bonds.
The aftershocks from an ongoing global economic contraction caused by restrictions in movement and travel will lead to far worse consequences than COVID-19.
There are bigger implications around not re-opening at scale. Airlines, restaurants, theaters, office buildings, museums, sports venues, hotels and resorts are all downsizing, and many may shut down permanently. This isn’t only about the fact there may be a lot less to do, when COVID-19 levels off, it’s about the jobs that will be lost and the ripple effect that will permeate throughout the global economy. The aftershocks from an ongoing global economic contraction caused by restrictions in movement and travel will lead to far worse consequences than COVID-19 – financial devastation, extreme poverty, depression, and a resurgence in diseases that we thought ended years ago …. I’m sure someone has written a blog post about that.
What’s the solution?
Sound terrible? It could be, but we are choosing to be part of the solution not part of the problem. Stephen Newton and the Partners at Elixirr made a strategic decision, after we listed on the London Stock exchange. That decision was to put our money where our mouth is by building an end to end platform, utilizing technology – hardware and software, physical devices, and a blockchain Health Passport to reopen our corporate HQ at 100 Cheapside in London.Elixirr have chosen to showcase and build an employee journey that starts before our employees leave their homes every day, until they leave the office every evening.
We have chosen to showcase and build an employee journey that starts before our employees leave their homes every day, until they leave the office every evening. We are doing this by utilizing the fewest pieces of hardware, paired with an elegant software design, and securing the data with a Blockchain Health Passport by GetChkd that others have spoken about, but wish they had. It’s magical. A quick thank you to all the employees that support this pilot. You rock!
Here’s a quick teaser – home testing, hands-free access, air-scrubbers, temperature scanners and so much more in a beautiful package.
We will be launching our end to end pilot in the next few weeks. Want to know more? Keep watching this space or reach out to an Elixirr Partner for a sneak peek…