Fantastic Friday #012 | The New DIFFERENT

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So, here we are once more! Fantastic Friday #012. I hope you are all safe and well.

You may have noticed my less-than-regular blogging recently. I am simply focusing on business and family at the moment. Our second lockdown has just started to be lifted in stages here in the UK, and I don’t know about you, but having suffered bad COVID and still suffering long COVID, I am still being incredibly wary, even though I have had my first vaccination jab. Astra Zeneca (AZ), just in case you ask. And yes, I am still distancing and wearing a mask. My two kids are back at work and doing at least two lateral flow tests a week, to be on the safe side.

Due to COVID, and the return to work for many people, I am always hearing the phrase, ‘the new normal’. Why would it be normal? COVID has caused a massive paradigm shift in how we behave, how we travel and how we work. In my eyes, that’s NOT normal. In fact, I would class this as ‘the new DIFFERENT’, surely?

I work closely with a great LinkedIn Learning colleague of mine, Jim Rogers, and he posted a superb article on LinkedIn this week from DPR Construction called Getting Clarity: The Next Generation of Office Space. It makes for some fascinating reading, and I even added my comment on his LinkedIn feed, classing it as the new different too.

With my thoughts on the above article, I paused to consider my LinkedIn Learning course; Facilities Management: Social Distancing and PPE.

Things have become so fluid nowadays regarding COVID, and the measures put in place have changed so quickly over such a short period of time. We have new COVID variants that require different methods of facilities management, we have different interpretations of what is safe and what isn’t safe. You then have the CDC stating various requirements (link), and the UK Government listing their requirements, and the list goes on.

Based on my thoughts and based on some learner comments about my course mentioned above, my LinkedIn Learning Content Manager and myself have decided to revise the course and update the content to reflect the changes and the fluidity of the situation. Things have certainly changed in the last twelve months or so, and we want to be sure that we provide information that is current, and more pertinent to what is going on in the new DIFFERENT.

Talking of the new different, I am now publishing a LinkedIn Newsletter! Also, called ‘Not Just CAD!’, it’s a great way of getting a concise update on all things Not Just CAD, and keeping in touch with what I create for LinkedIn Learning in the library too. If you haven’t subscribed yet, where HAVE you been?

You also may have noticed the new Autodesk 2022 version releases. AutoCAD 2022 and Revit 2022 are in the building! I have two new AutoCAD 2022 courses out there for you so far: Learning AutoCAD 2022 and AutoCAD 2022 Essential Training. Stay tuned for more as we get them through post-production and get them into the LinkedIn Learning library!

Love who you’re with, contact who’s not there and far away, and most of all, please be patient. We are living in strange and chaotic times. Hang on in there, stay safe, and most of all, be kind to one another.

It’s Fantastic Friday.

Be fantastic and super, to others, and yourselves too. 😉


PS – If you want to start Learning AutoCAD 2022, check out the new LinkedIn Learning course here.

PPS – If you want to move onto the AutoCAD 2022 Essential Training course, check it out here.

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