The world's never the same after a pandemic. After the black death killed half the population of Europe, peasants learned new skills to allow them to replace deceased workers and escaped serfdom forever. The 1918 "Spanish 'Flu" led to the creation of the WHO - a worldwide coordinated approach to improving health.
Deloitte Global's 2019 survey of Human Capital Trends was pretty stark - 86% of respondents believe that in the face of rapid change in the workplace, they must reinvent their ability to learn.
After my post on 70:20:10 at the end of last year, I took a bit of a break from posting to read more research on this area and was struck by the findings of a number of studies that show just how crucial it is to create knowledge sharing cultures. It's becoming clear that there is a consensus that it's not only linked to business survival, but to the prospects for Australia as a whole. Our government's economic research stresses that while innovation is vital throughout the OECD now more than ever, Australia's circumstances make innovation our number one priority.