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Innovation Under Crisis: Lessons for the Public Sector

Writer and researcher Beatrice Francesca Orante shares her thoughts on what public sector innovation looks like during times of crisis. Find more from Beatrice on LinkedIn and Twitter. One of the more interesting responses I have seen to the COVID-19 pandemic were mobile markets, which reduced the trips people made to purchase basic necessities. Local …

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The Third Need: Social Connection and the New Normal

Multidisciplinary researcher Laurence Heijbroek shares his [UK-based] perspective on shaping the “new normal”, the drawbacks of digitalisation, and building social resilience for the future.   Some sights live long in the memory.  I don’t think I will ever forget watching the news report on the start of lockdown in Wuhan.  The featured videos of neighbours …

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The Ebb and Flow of Purpose for Small Businesses

Victoria Soelle, our Director of Partnerships at The DO School, shares her personal perspective on the impact this pandemic is having on SMEs, her family’s multigenerational business, and her growing sense of purpose.   According to multiple psychological studies we know that there are basic patterns of how people deal with crises. The common journey …

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As the Challenges We Face Are Changing – so Will Our Ways of Solving Them

The DO School Founder Florian Hoffmann shares his thoughts on the novel COVID-19 pandemic, how this will change the way we live and work as a global community in the future, and how The DO School aims to empower community during this challenging time.  The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing our lives. These changes will …

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Leadership That Develops A Culture of Quality Collaboration and Ongoing Learning

Scott Goldner, Director of Individual at The DO School, reflects on how over the past 25 years in leadership and training he’s learned that the key ingredient of effective leadership is culture – particularly a culture of quality collaboration and ongoing learning. Reflecting on my experiences working with global and local leaders across sectors and …

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