The Moment We Noticed
Learning from 100 days of lockdown through The Relationships Observatory
Building on contributions from our network of over 50 Observers, The Moment We Noticed draws together what we’ve learnt over 100 days of behaving differently.
It concludes with five questions, each one an invitation to work together to explore ways to build a better, more connected future post-Covid.
From first touching elbows instead of shaking hands, through to full on lockdown, we have now had 100 days of behaving differently.
These are life changing experiences, shared by all of us. What we thought and felt and how we behaved mattered not only in the moment. It will influence how we think and feel and behave in the future.
The things that have changed on the surface – the ways in which we’ve acted differently and used existing resources in new ways
The things that have changed underneath – the shifting attitudes and values that could lead to more profound change
Five invitations for how we might work together to build on the learning and keep hold of the positives from the first 100 days of Covid
Updating the learning
Over 365 days have now passed since we first went into lockdown. In our latest report, Turning To The Light we, review the learning from the Relationships Observatory after one year. We make the case for reflection and recuperation, and then for building energetically on the many positives from this period, not because it hasn’t also revealed enormous challenges but because it has.
We set out five invitations for working together on a relationships centred renewal and we introduce a suite of new co produced resources for helping to meet the challenges ahead, each one drawing deeply on the learning from the Observatory and the experience and insight of our partners.
“Making demands of others is out of kilter with the temper of the times. This is the moment to be thinking about what we can do together, rather than what others should do next. We all have a role to play in becoming Relationship Makers in the neighbourhoods where we live, the schools where we learn or teach, the organisations where we work”
“What we face now should not be seen as a binary choice – to stay as we are or go back – but rather than we have created something new and different. The better we can articulate the things we are learning now, the better we will be able to make choices about what should be in our new ‘blended’ lives”