• Billy Muir

Life after Coronavirus…if we have learned anything during this pandemic it is:

Use different sources of evidence. It is only by looking at all the sources available that we can start to build the bigger picture.

Take the time to collect evidence. Although there may be a need to act quickly, even in a disaster, we still need to use all evidence available to inform our decisions to make informed decisions on how we should act.

Be aware of the problem before you start acting on the resolution. By having a clear understanding of the issue and its impact/effect we can find solutions that are both efficient and effective.

What do we know (and not know) right now? With a clear understanding of all the info we have then we can decide what additional info we need. Do this in a systematic way to ensure anything relevant is not missed.

Approaches by interested parties. Although others interested in the issues is great. Beware of individuals who are obsessed with or fanatical about certain methodology. It’s essential to remain critical and not confuse what you like or know about the resolution with its worth and significance.

Its ok to be doubtful. We need to keep asking questions to evaluate doubt with our own and others’ understanding of evidence. We are told by Alex Andreou that “scepticism is a tool of reason, not of denial”. We would do well to remember our biases can distort information or hide it in plain sight.

Comparisons are only useful if they are valid. It can mislead you rather than help you if comparisons made between your situation and another that looks similar. Seek further clarification that the two are the same.

Review and plan for next time. Make best use of what you have to hand, however learn from what you have experienced and consider what could be done better/differently next time and WRITE IT DOWN!