FutureTales Lab held “Futures Talk: The Future of Thai Children and Youth after the Pandemic”, a 1st online conference. Dr. Permsit Lamprasitipon, CEO and Founder of Modular Consulting, spoke on…
The COVID-19 crisis’s impact on opportunities for young people
• Online education – Children gain less knowledge when studying remotely.
• Classroom study – Social engagement for good learning is absent when studying at home.
• Socializing – Learning is only part of the value of school, where pupils participate
in a community, building relationships.
• Job seeking – Graduates and school-leavers will also have to compete with older
jobseekers who have yet to enter the workforce or have been laid off and may
have more experience and skills to offer.
• At work – COVID-19 will increase part-time work and bring a new trend toward fractional
work roles, serving two or three companies, which differs from part-time working.
• WFH will continue in many forms such as hybrid workplaces and meetings in various areas for
the convenience of workers, with restricted access to offices depending on each team’s objectives.
Planning our lives amid COVID-19
• Personal life
• We need to be aware of mental health and consider whether our behavior is normal.
• We need to recognize the factors for stress or negative feeling.
• 3 themes for living
1. Passive or seeing ourselves as victims
2. Suppression or patience, holding back and thinking about when it will end
3. Constructive: How can we stay proactive?
• Organization or university – Empathy is crucial because we need to know where the organization
can support us and rebuild the pre-COVID situation.
• Employment – “Post-COVID is a messy world”, without best practice as all countries are facing
the impact from the pandemic.
“I hope that young people will become the greatest generation of the new era.”
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