THE IMPORTANCE OF CO-OPERATING TO VANQUISH THE VIRUS. A DIGITAL CONVERSATION AMONG 150 PEOPLE

THE IMPORTANCE OF CO-OPERATING TO VANQUISH THE VIRUS. A DIGITAL CONVERSATION AMONG 150 PEOPLE 19 March 2020

Addressing new dimensions of work means the input of social and psychological aspects too. such is the theme of our fifth digital landscape

THE IMPORTANCE OF CO-OPERATING TO VANQUISH THE VIRUS. A DIGITAL CONVERSATION AMONG 150 PEOPLE

Contemplating new dimensions of work means going beyond tools and technologies. It also means bringing psychological and social aspects into the mix - each transformed through new forms of input and cooperation. It’s a central theme of our ne(x)t working reflections, and one we’re not tackling alone.

Here’s why our fifth Digital Landscape took place as an open conversation between Adlerian psychotherapist and analyst Domenico Barrilà and more than 150 Logotel collaborators. Here we thrust aside alarmist, biological and health approaches to Coronavirus to focus instead upon our role as humans in the world. This because, to quote Barillà: “It’s not only about what suits us. We can complain all we want about the virus but it won’t erase things as they stand. "

Entitled "Welcome to reality", Digital Landcape is our invitation to react - even when we’re not masters of the rules of the game. "Once we’ve learnt to observe, Coronavirus can’t cancel our talents. Instead, it can offer something to grow them."

An important lesson emerged from a discussion managed via chat and through our live collaboration tools: the strengthening of our ability to co-operate and participate. Once we quit abusing our subjectivity as human beings, we open ourselves to an unlimited universe of new connections and possibilities. Such a choice doesn’t concern individuals alone. How so? Because that which exists (like the virus) doesn’t depend upon our will, whereas observation remains an intentional choice that changes the lives of others too while increasing the quota of truth that surrounds us.

Such a perspective must be coached, also in the way we deal with projects, as the virus can’t have anti-social choices prevailing. We must recover the meaning of things "via constant, systematic sharing as we seek out the perspectives of others".

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