How to lead your organization during and after the covid-19 pandemic?
The global coronavirus pandemic generates a clear need for business leaders to rethink how they lead their organizations forward, redesign their strategy and manage change. Leaders need to prepare on how to lead during and after the covid-19 pandemic. After the relatively quiet summer of 2020, the global covid-19 pandemic has been gearing up second and third waves, each wave even more destructive than the first one. And as vaccines are being rolled out and we are preparing for a post-pandemic world, the end to covid-19 and its potential long-term impact, on the economy or humanity as a whole, is still unclear.
One thing is certain. The world post-covid-19 will be vastly different from the one we knew before. Digital acceleration and fundamental changes in the way the live, work and interact require fundamental changes in organizational strategy, go-to-market approach and leadership priorities and style.
How to lead during – and after – the covid-19 pandemic?
A detailed guide for business leaders on how to prepare their organizations for a post-pandemic world
Business leaders need to rethink how to lead, manage change and adjust their strategy, both during and after the covid-19 pandemic.
Business has moved online. Employees are working remotely, scattered all over the world. And customers are doing the same. Digital collaboration has taken the place of physical interaction. Automation, artificial intelligence, advanced data and analytics, internet of things, robotics are all on the rise and replacing work as we know it. Business models are upended. Entire industries are on the verge of disappearing, while new ones rise rapidly. The stock market has been bouncing up and down. The fashion accessory of the moment is the facial mask. Traditional safe investment sectors – travel, leisure, transportation, oil and gas, and all players in their ecosystems – cannot find an easy way out of this. And the world as we knew it before the coronavirus, will not come back. At least not anytime soon. If at all.
But periods of crisis and rapid change can also give rise to great opportunities and innovation. And as vaccine programs gain momentum and economies are opening up the question arises: how do you lead your organization forwards towards a successful future, both during and after the covid-19 pandemic?
“There’s always an opportunity with crisis. Just as it forces an individual to look inside himself, it forces a company to reexamine its policies and practices.” Judy Smith.