In thinking about the next few months and years, business leaders should have contingency plans for the near term but also think about changes they have made in the last few months and if they should be made permanent in light of their assumptions about what the new normal will look like.
It is too soon to tell what the geopolitical impact of SARS-CoV-2 will be over the next few months or years. One thing which is clear is that the virus has underlined how there is a general lack of leadership in world affairs at this point in time.
Living under lockdown in Spain teaches me how blessed my family and I are during the emergency and also how much work there is to be done from home. For much of the rest of the world, this kind of solution will only cause havoc and misery for the world’s poor.
Last week, my colleague Kip Meyer and I put together a webinar with practical advice on how best to respond to the Covid-19 which, I believe, has the potential to become a full blown economic crisis if people in leadership positions over react.
As Covid-19 continues to spread, it is also a reminder that not only is everything connected at the industry and company level but also in terms of our personal careers and plans.