The world is undergoing a time of change during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the General Secretary of the United Nations, António Guterres, spoke about the special global capacity to create a new commitment between the citizens towards the challenge of the economy, he was, in fact, speaking about a change to our institutions in a global and complex world.
Based on new standards of democracy and rule of law, a new value for the world’s institutions is, above all, a confirmation that in this new world the adequate use of resources and dynamic capabilities is the best way to construct solid solutions for the future.
The new value will allow people to know who they are and have a strong commitment to the values of freedom, social justice and development. This is the main reason to believe that a new standard of democracy is an individual and collective necessity for us all as effective global citizens. The difference between this new world will be in the capacity of the individual to participate as central contributors to the reinvention of a collective society.
In times of change and uncertainty, the world must regain its strategic competitive advantage while at the same time reinforcing its key social dimensions. In this way, it is essential to learn the lessons that emerge from a world that is trying to rebuild its competitive advantage and to reinvent its effective place in a complex and global network.
In the new global economy, both people and companies will have a central role to play towards a new attitude that is connected with the creation of value and focuses on creativity. Intelligence must be the keyword for this new normal that we are living in. And for that, we need agile, effective and competent institutions that are capable of being drivers of trust for a more common global society.
In a time of change, we need a set of new answers to the questions that the COVID crisis has forced upon us. Our society must confirm itself as an enabler in a very demanding and complex time by introducing into society, and into the global economy, a capital of trust and innovation that is essential to ensure a central leadership role between the different society’s various players.
These new actors should be more global, capable of driving the social matrix, while also possessing unique and dynamic knowledge that can help them become mobile assets on the global market. The average citizen must view the world’s institutions as pillars of confidence that embrace the future. The aforementioned institutions must also be able to give the right answers to questions that arise within the world’s communities.
The role of the world’s institutions must be focused on concrete ideas and actions. The contract of trust between the different actors must be supported by some strategic proposals that demand a new operational agenda. The world must know how to integrate those that want to develop new ideas. Social cohesion will need to be done with the constructive participation of average citizens.
A positive integrative policy is a signal that society’s different actors have a common road to follow in the future. Our institutions must be better platforms for integration and inclusion, both of which will yield concrete results in the future.
These challenges of value will determine an agenda of change for the globe’s leading institutions. This is a process that is effectively constructed by all of society’s actors in a free and collaborative strategic interaction.
After the Coronavirus crisis ends, a new era will be ushered in for both people and institutions. When that time comes, an active commitment – wherein the focus is on participation and the development of new competencies – must be the key while moving forward.