As Americans are re-discovering ‘life before’ it’s obvious that many aspects are different from the way they were before 2020. A string of reports and anecdotes document changes in work, education, health, shopping and other behaviors.
In addition to the acute injury inflicted by the pandemic on our society, its more universal effect has been to force most people to constrain pleasurable activities for an uncertain period of time. While we’re generally an adaptive species, the uncertainty is disconcerting. It makes us antsy. Uncomfortable. Frustrated. Bad things result. How to cope? Partner […]
Most people we talk with lately are longing for ways of connecting during the pandemic. Striving for a sense of connection is one of the key components in human motivation, and it may be increasing as a priority as we feel its absence. Connection is a key force with many nuances — it can include […]
Americans’ priorities and behaviors already are changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these changes will continue and be long-lasting. The challenge for any forward-looking enterprise hoping to adapt properly is to begin developing a sense of what is most likely to happen. While the pandemic and the response to it are […]
“I’ve been conducting research on retirement for years,” says Partner Anne Aldrich. “It’s a complicated subject, and planning for retirement is not easy. When we ask people what they look forward to in retirement, it’s enjoying family and friends and enjoying their lives. So figuring out how your expenses will be paid is a big […]
The Consumer Technology Association’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) spotlights the development path of new technologies aimed at making our living experience more fulfilling, exciting and sometimes safer. To that last point, digital health devices and wearables again were among the most active sectors at the show.