Reflections on diversity and what we've learned from a pandemic
As the pandemic hit, everybody had to adapt. Those who could, switched to remote working even if their infrastructure wasn't ready for it. This affected people in very different ways, depending on their line of work, their socio-economic status, their home and family situation, their location, cultural background, and their access to technology. The results were, to be blunt, rather mixed. Some fault lines within our society were sharply accentuated, whereas there were also unexpected and expected positives for others. As we are still adapting to new realities, I want to take a nuanced look on what worked, what really didn't work and what could be ways to minimize negative impacts and retain some of the positives.