Understanding Cornavirus Now: The Big Reset Revisited. Now that we go back to work, let’s revisit how remote work and the economy have been permanently changed. And safely coming back to work.... Read more»
As part of our Big Reset Initiative, we have four working groups pulling together best-practices across 150+ companies on their Coronavirus response strategies, and we will be sharing their findings later in June. In the meantime, as I spend most of my waking hours talking with HR leaders, I want to throw out an ... Read more»
When you go to business school you learn a lot about uncertainty. When things are unclear, you get more data, build a model, and try to weigh your options. And if you apply the science of Operations Research, you can model almost everything: customer demand, seasonal variations, competitive threats, and trends in consumer behavior.
In ... Read more»
I’ve been flooded with calls from HR leaders wanting to talk about what they should do to respond to the Crisis. And today the country of India announced a national lockdown, sending 1.3 billion Indian residents (many who work for US companies) home. This is almost 1/5 of the world.
The implications of this ... Read more»
How fast life can change. One day, it feels normal. The next day we’re “sheltering in place” in our homes…distancing ourselves from neighbors when we go for a walk.
It’s a paradoxical time. In the middle of fear, economic crisis, and social distancing there is a growing sense of closeness. The virus doesn’t discriminate, it ... Read more»
There is so much going on I’m barely keeping up. I’ve already talked with more than 20 companies this week and we’re doing a major webinar next Tuesday The World Changed Overnight: HR and Leadership in a Time of Crisis with five CHROs talking about their strategies.
But there’s one more thing going on. HR ... Read more»
As we’ve all been in shock at the last week of events (nearly every event, meeting, and conference is now canceled), I’m trying to make some sense of this.
The big message I think we’re learning is that whatever happens, the right response is People First, Business Second.
I’m not an alarmist, but we ... Read more»
A LETTER FROM F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, QUARANTINED IN 1920 IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE DURING THE SPANISH INFLUENZA OUTBREAK.
(from a good friend)
It was a limpid dreary day, hung as in a basket from a single dull star. I thank you for your letter. Outside, I perceive what may be a collection ... Read more»
I travel a lot for work. Last year I think I flew almost 300,000 miles, and while it takes a toll on my sleep, it’s energizing, educational, and lets me go out and serve my clients.
And as I travel I’ve always been amazed by how many people I see in airports. Almost all the ... Read more»