While the world progressively wakes up after 18 months of restrictions and emergency adaptation, one could say that the time of great resignation now moves towards the great adaptation. Similarly, as some mourn loved ones, our collective mind-body-soul trinity is about to reach a new phase in the bereavement cycle in a post-Covid world reality. We understand, whether consciously or not, that we need to find new ways to live and work together. Businesses have accepted this too, and family enterprises are no different. The ability to adapt in a crisis lasted long enough to push various systems beyond their limits – that of our physical planet, the essential need for care and mental health, our vulnerable globalised supply chains, the impact of climate change on our economies and societies, to name a few.
Mainstream society, economies and businesses models are based on linear thinking
This thinking calls for infinite and systematic growth – because punctual de-growth can have dramatic social and economic impacts – constant production, and the glorification of work. Any downtime is considered a weakness, whether we talk about a country’s economy, a professional career, supply and demand. A break is considered to be the end.