Every beginning is a new opportunity that unfolds. An eventful year has passed, which taught us the importance of all things fortunate in our lives. And now, as the winter recedes, it’s time we rejoice our resilience and perseverance, as a result of which success made its way. Yes, it was challenging. But a big kudos to all out there who were unwilling to give up, as we march towards the colorful avenues awaiting us.
Speaking of challenges, one need not iterate the varied facades of it as each of us reading this must have had it experienced. Looking forward, we only have a well-organized calendar, that focuses on moving forward cautiously but enthusiastically, which interestingly, is a resultant of the previous year’s events. This also had another product form its shape. With a ‘come what may’ take lingering within, carved were a few stories of success. Handpicked here are a few irresistibly inspiring returns, for the time they started was from zone zero. These are also expected to stay and prosper in 2021 as well.
Thriving Entrepreneurial Ventures
Women in India bore the critical impacts of the pandemic. From double duties to layoffs, the period was a crucial one that tested their grit. And thus, came the numbers that spoke. Bain and Company’s research study on women entrepreneurs in India reports that 90% of entrepreneurs are optimistic of returning to their previous business glory despite the pandemic-laid impact. With remote working facilities and digital channels as add-on enabler, 54% was very agile in transforming their business structure to suit the conditions.
Flourishing Job Markets
Though there have been initial setbacks, the markets have never been so accessible, including for the underrepresented groups. India’s unemployment rate, which was at 23.5% in April, has receded to 6.98% in October, as reported in the Economic Times. And with Corporate India showing better signs of recovery, employees are looking forward to a productive first quarter of 2021, with job opportunities thriving in the sectors of finance, insurance and real estate, and mining & construction, reports a Manpower Group survey.
Going Digital Over Distance
A random check on our conversation radar with our family and dear ones would have recorded the number zero pre-Covid. Apparently, it took a pandemic for us to realize the reach of digital technologies, which we were previously ignorant about. Similar is the case in our work front. It was a long overdue wait until 2020 for an established system of remote working culture to rise up. But worry not, it is also here to stay. SAP Concur studies that 88% of Indian professionals are set on accepting the ‘pandemic-normal’ as the ‘continuing-normal’, which is nothing but remote working. A similar report by Atlassian establishes the same percent of professionals who are apprehensive of returning to work without the launch of an effective vaccine, driving improved adoption of digital skills and knowledge to their toolkit.
Although only three aspects are shown under the limelight here, we must agree that these were a few of the ignored matters that existed in our buzzing world pre-Covid. With improved signs of recovery reflected in the social, economic, and the cultural front, the up-and-coming 2021 shoulders loads of dreams, hopes, expectations, and most importantly on its plate is pre-planned wins and accomplishments.