So I came across a video that nearly broke my heart. It was an extremely talented mother and son singing to each other the classic from Aladdin ‘ A Whole New World.’ It is so wonderful I had to share it with you. You can tell how close they are and that the young man clearly has inherited his mother’s wonderful voice:
Of course, it got me thinking about the power of connection. You would expect me to say that if you know me. Let’s think for a second though… your home ‘family’ -whatever that is – can be one part of the connection piece (in my case absolutely the biggest part) but work in the ‘new normal’ and through agile working can be isolating. It is so much easier if you have a work family too where people understand you and show compassion to each other. Sadly sometimes I confess to know that it is not always going to be the case in your organisation. I have however, come across various family references in organisations I have worked with e.g. ‘Work Wife, Work Mum, Work Sister’ and also on on social media. So a bit like the song- I want to explore the future of work in this context:
So at the end of the song it says
I can’t go back to where I used to beA Whole New World (From the motion picture ‘Aladdin’)
It is where I am. Why not join me in this whole new world by looking at what I do here?