Fast Five issue no. 13

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Forget what you’ve heard, 13 has just become your lucky number. If you’re suffering from cabin fever or you simply need some mental space from your home office/classroom, then dust off the ‘do not disturb’ sign and sink your teeth into this month’s issue of Fast Five.

Issue 13 presents you five interesting articles, covering topics such as the WFH honeymoon period, the re-onboarding process, what the future is going to look like post-COVID-19 and more.





1. Is the Work From Home Honeymoon Over?

By Natasha Boddy | 4 minute read



It was new, it was novel and it was exciting. But as the days and weeks blend into one, it is evident that the working from home honeymoon period has come to a grinding halt. Our very own Consulting Director Dr Melissa Giles, along with other industry experts, explain why this has been the case.

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2. No wonder coronavirus isolation is so tiring. All those extra, tiny decisions are taxing our brains

By Ben Newell | 3 minute read



We have been forced to take our decision making to a whole new level since being struck by the pandemic. Our brains are in overdrive with no deadline for shifting it back. The question is, what is our cognitive capacity and how will this impact our decisions which are currently tinged with emotion? Ben Newell, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of NSW, offers insight on how we can best navigate this unfamiliar territory.

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3. Economists need to abandon their comfort zones to deal with COVID-19

By Rana Foroohar | 3 minute read



Economists, who are generally linear thinkers, have been forced to think outside the box and get creative during the COVID-19 outbreak. The nature of the pandemic has pretty much forced them to think outside the box. This article explains why economists need to embrace variety and complexity if they want to solve the world’s problems.

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4. All Aboard: How to Navigate the On-Boarding Process After COVID-19

By Interchange | 5 minute read



We’ve organised our home offices, we’ve almost got our routines down-pat and we are inching toward accepting our new ways of working. But what happens when we are told we can return to work? Is it going to be business as usual, teams all ready and raring to go as though COVID-19 never happened? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Have a read of our latest article so you can nail the re-onboarding process after COVID-19.

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5. The future is not what it used to be: Thoughts on the shape of the next normal

By Kevin Sneader and Shubham Singhal | 6 minute read


Coronavirus has flipped the world upside down and inside out, leaving us with a completely different future than what was previously foreseeable. Whether we like it or not, it’s here and we have to learn to deal with it. Here are seven elements for business leaders to consider as they plan for the next normal.

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