Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

: 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 300-

Adjusting to a new world - Are we ready?

Harpreet Singh Grover 
 Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Consultant, Dr. Grover's Dental Clinic, J-9 / 48 (Second Floor), Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027, India

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Harpreet Singh Grover
Secretary, Indian Society of Periodontology, Consultant, Dr. Grover's Dental Clinic, J-9 / 48 (Second Floor), Rajouri Garden, New Delhi - 110 027

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Grover HS. Adjusting to a new world - Are we ready?.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2020;24:300-300

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge social, personal, economic and trade damage. Uprooting countless people and causing enormous loss of life it has also brought terrible disruption to the world around us.

Lethal and unpredictable, threatening to change the very rules and principles that have guided our thinking and the way we have functioned for decades.

The health threats could melt away within a short span of months - or they could linger in a more deadlier form for years but the primary question grappling every organization is how to meet this challenge in the most practical and holistic way?

Through quarantine and self-isolation during lockdown many of us were sort of forced to socialize and work primarily via technology. We are streaming lectures, webinars, assignments, advisories all in real time. Much of this activity is here to stay and will likely accelerate in future-what with stringent travel and health guidelines discouraging physical meetings small and large till a lasting cure for COVID-19 is at hand.

As economies worldwide take a hit and balance sheets stretch up precariously because of drying up of revenue from all external resources; wisdom lies in being fiscally prudent. Clearly organizations keeping their balance sheets healthy through their own resources and cutting down unnecessary expenditure will be able to sustain while majority others will stutter and stumble.

With a differential effect on distinct age groups this pandemic has perhaps necessitated global trends wherein aging functionaries working in crucial positions need to be protected and their nature of duties reassessed.

As faith in institutions and leaders break down the need of the hour is to avoid sharp divisions and effective communication. There is a reduced trust in institutions and the situation beseeches for a new set of leaders more sensitive, humane and more cognizant of the world we live in rather than the rigid and intransigent leaders and their dutiful minions of the past.

Yes COVID-19 has given us a golden opportunity to go back to the drawing boards and rewrite the existing set of rules and regulations sooner than later if we have to be future ready.

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