There is uncertainty about exactly what follows the COVID-19 crisis phase in our daily lives, our business and the economy.

Discomfort often accompanies uncertainty and may draw our thoughts to the days when everything seemed so normal.Ironically, what we perceived as normal in the past was simply a point on a continuum of change to which we became ccustomed. With this pandemic, the rate of change accelerated dramatically. The question for leaders today is, “What comes next?”

The next stage of new normal awaits being written. The economy is an aggregation of individual and organizational actions aligned with some set of bjectives.Following systemic shocks, some organizations wait until after the dust settles to interpret and take actions toward a new normal. An alternate approach is to begin defining a new normal for your business now. Here are five ideas on how to begin defining your organization’s next stage of new normal today: