Vaccine Mandates vs. Reality

Yesterday, I asked for your feedback regarding NYC’s vaccine passport mandate. Even the most pro-vaxxers have legitimate questions about how a vaccine passport program or vaccine mandates will be properly monitored and enforced. The complexity was exacerbated by the fact that approximately one-third of respondents did not see COVID-19 as a problem.

(Importantly, this was not a scientific study. Every respondent was a subscriber to my daily email, and the demographics of my email list do not reflect the demographics of North America. At best, it’s armchair research, but the results offered a pretty good “sense of the room.”)

The New Paradigm

I think it’s fair to say we’re not “going back to work” in September; we are already “at work.” A hybrid workforce (on-location and online) is the new paradigm. To succeed, we must modify workflows and processes, adapt our physical and technological infrastructures, and do our best to reduce systemic location-based biases.

I’d be happy to chat with you about media training and virtual meeting training to set your hybrid teams up for success, A/V equipment specifications for every workspace in your office (desks, conference rooms, pitch rooms, common spaces, etc.), as well as home and remote office best practices.

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Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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