As the COVID-19 crisis has upended our lives, we have become accustomed to operating in a fog of uncertainty. People are unsure of what might happen — both personally or professionally — tomorrow, much less next week, next month, or when fall arrives. The only certainty: Some things that have stopped may never come back, while other pre-crisis activities may resume in somewhat altered form.

For our latest report, our team asked members of the innovation community and futurists to forecast what our “new normal” might be. Respondents discussed what aspects of life before the crisis they think will return, and which aspects of the world will be permanently altered. They also shared some of the things that are keeping them up at night, and what lessons their organizations have learned from the pandemic that will impact their scenario planning activities in the future.

This report features downloadable slides with our survey data, selections from interviews with futurists, and multimedia components to help guide you through this challenging time — and to hone your own vision of what the future will look like.

This report was produced by InnoLead, with support from Planbox.

Sample Insights

Data from the Slide Deck

Most Recent Interview
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