Today, nearly five months into the pandemic, the typical rhetoric we are hearing includes – “we do not need an office”, “we can all work from home”, but we question the risks inherent in dramatic changes to the way we should work going forward.
The first stage of the crisis required quick thinking for Boards to be able to lead effectively. Some will have got this right and many may well not have achieved this.
Then leadership had to deal with ongoing business, not quite as usual – how do they lead in times of such uncertainty.
Now leadership is dealing with the “new norm” that business leadership and the boardroom have changed. It is not easy to define what is best; first we have to support the people, personally, professionally and physically.
The next focus is likely to be adapting the “new way” within the law and best practice governance where these rules have not considered operating under pandemic conditions.
The most difficult stage is implementation, the tactical application of virtual working, risk management and technology requirements of new engagement styles.
“Leadership in a Crisis – Clarity and Empathy” on Thursday 30th July 2020 at 14:00 – 15:00.
Chaired by Sharon Constançon of Genius Boards and our panellists Alison Horrocks (Inmarsat), Stella David (Norwegian Cruise Lines, Bacardi, C&J Clark) and Ivor Gardiner (Berwicks), who represent a cross section of businesses within the Corporate sector in the UK. They have experienced, at the Board coal face, leading businesses through the most challenging ever five months in current business memory.
The panel discussion will focus on the value and importance of leaders being honest and clear in their messaging. How to engage with empathy and communicate constantly as a situation evolves. How to make decisions with limited information, how to determine risk that will arise, and to mitigate them and importantly, how to keep the culture, motivation and morale in place and strong.
The audience will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the panel and draw on their experience to inspire solutions to their own particular challenges.
The webinar is free, but registration is essential as tickets are limited.