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The Case for Reopening Economies by Sector

The greatest challenge we face in the current crisis is striking the right balance between preventing not only the damage inflicted by Covid-19 but also that which comes from a severe contraction of economic activity. This is a matter of both life and death, and prosperity or poverty, as a deep recession...
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How to facilitate flexible and remote work arrangements: Telewor

Teleworking is unavoidable for many organizations in this period of reorganization due to COVID-19. Here are some best practices to apply for guaranteeing a successful transition. Globally businesses are experiencing unique situation due to the spread of the coronavirus and, in order to contribute...
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Lead Your Team Into a Post-Pandemic World

During the Covid-19 crisis, I’ve spoken with many CEOs who have shared that a key priority for them, naturally, has been the safety and well-being of their employees. And there are many examples of inspiring actions taken by CEOs and companies in support of their employees. But as we’ve...
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Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has now reached a new critical phase where public health systems need to act decisively to contain the growth in new epicenters outside China. Clearly, the main emphasis is and should be on containing and mitigating the disease itself. But the economic impacts are also...
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Are You Leading Through the Crisis … or Managing the Response?

The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishes what was, is, and will be. There was a past of relative stability and predictability. There now is chaos and disruption....
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Pandemic Preparedness for Business: COVID-19

In addition to the work of the health care industry when a pandemic hits, businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees, and limiting the negative impact on the economy and communities. They also need to have business continuity plans that will minimize the impact on...
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How CEOs Can Lead Selflessly Through a Crisis

You might think that crises tend to bring out the worst in people, but that isn’t reflected in how we view our leaders, at least. In fact, crises cause us to view leaders as more charismatic and effective than we normally do. This is probably why U.S. presidents are almost universally...
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8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

  It’s challenging enough to manage yourself in quarantine without face-to-face human interaction and the structure of a typical workday. Now add to that the task of managing a team under those conditions, especially when you’ve never done it before. It’s daunting. Pressurized...
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Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Mentorship

The current pandemic has many more people teleworking and adapting business to the virtual environment. While continuing to lead direct reports and collaborate with customers remain business imperatives in the new “workplace,” don’t forget your mentees. Great mentors show up and engage with mentees...
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Leaders, Do You Have a Clear Vision for the Post-Crisis Future?

As the Covid-19 pandemic shakes the global economy and disrupts the way we live, work, and conduct business, leaders are scrambling to manage the immediate fallout. But, as history proves, it’s also necessary to prepare for what’s next. Visionary leaders like Abraham Lincoln, FDR, Winston Churchill,...
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Coaching Your Team Through Uncertain Times

As they try to ride out the coronavirus pandemic, people are stressed and scared — nervous about others’ and their own health and the state of the world. For those lucky enough to be healthy and working from home in quarantine, their jobs can seem trivial and irritating. Separated physically...
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5 Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves

It is safe to say, that for the first time in the age of technology, ad hoc face-to-face meetings are no longer an option for many people. While we don’t anticipate in-person meetings to go away forever, working during the Covid-19 crisis does provide us with the opportunity to reflect on how the best...
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How CEOs Can Support Employee Mental Health in a Crisis

Business leaders are justifiably focused on the here and now of the Covid-19 pandemic, but there’s a looming second-order mental health crisis that is only beginning to emerge as a result of global quarantines and a massive, sudden shift to working from home. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 75%...
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Leading Your Team Past the Peak of a Crisis

It wasn’t the first pandemic. Ebola had plagued other parts of the region before. But leaders of a green energy company in West Africa were not expecting it to strike again, at least not in their area. So when a new Ebola outbreak emerged, the company was still focused on growing the sales of its low-cost...
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What Good Business Looks Like

As COVID-19 continues its advance, it is showing that much that we believed was wrong. Things that seemed impossible a few months ago have suddenly come to pass. As it turns out, thousands of businesses, universities, and other organizations can pivot to a totally virtual environment in days,...
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Why Economic Forecasting Is So Difficult in the Pandemic

The Case for Reopening Economies by Sector The coronavirus pandemic has introduced extreme uncertainty into nearly every aspect of society. Will health care systems hold up? Will scientists develop a vaccine? Are essential workers safe? When can regular employees go back to the office? The answers...
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What Leading with Optimism Really Looks Like

When there is negative news everywhere you look and unprecedented financial and logistical challenges facing so many companies, it can be tough to advise people to stay positive. Many leaders we work with worry, especially now during the global pandemic, that trying to emphasize positivity...
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In Times of Crisis, a Little Thanks Goes a Long Way

The chatter in our cafeterias and conference rooms is replaced by the disquiet we’re experiencing inside our socially-distanced bubbles. From general malaise to specific maladies, many employees are afflicted by stress and anxiety that make brushing teeth and cooking a meal feel like the...
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Businesses Must Reclaim Prudent Accounting Principles

Beyond its human toll, Covid-19 has wrought upon us a daunting economic toll. In a matter of just two weeks in mid-March 2020, entire industries and sectors were brought to an abrupt halt. In the UK, for instance, car manufacturing fell from more than 70,000 cars in April 2019 to just 197 cars...
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Entrepreneurs, Look to Your Network to Help You Through the Pand

On March 21, 2020, just eight days after its first confirmed Covid-19 case, Guatemala’s government issued a nationwide lockdown. That same day, Marsa, an innovative and rapidly growing driving school in Quetzaltenango, the country’s second-largest city, yanked the emergency brake on a 20% fleet expansion....
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Office Reentry Plans Must Account for Medically Vulnerable Emplo

After a few months of sheltering in place, states are beginning to open up and employers are starting to consider what a potential “back-to-the-office” plan might look like. Many people are feeling anxious about how safe the office will actually be — especially those who are at higher...
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The Upside of Virtual Board Meetings

Like everyone else, members of corporate boards have had to innovate quickly due to Covid-19. A once-in-a-generation economic shock has put vital strategic decisions on the table without the luxury of in-person meetings. Boards have had to balance the unfamiliarity of going virtual with the pressures...
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7 Strategies for Promoting Collaboration in a Crisis

Crises like the Covid-19 pandemic highlight the importance of effective collaboration for long-term commercial success. Particularly in a crisis, organizations need to pull together experts with unique, cross-functional perspectives to solve rapidly changing, complex problems that have long-term...
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How to Brainstorm — Remotely

In the age of Covid-19, many of us are no longer working together in the same rooms — but we still need to generate ideas collaboratively. Fortunately, even in a remote environment there are several approaches that can help you solve complex problems effectively. Get a wide reach When you and...
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How HR Leaders Can Adapt to Uncertain Times

Human Resource departments had a difficult job prior to the pandemic. In 2019, more than 50% of HR leaders struggled to ensure that employees had the skills necessary to navigate an increasingly digitized workplace. But, admittedly, this “future of work” had always seemed a safe distance...
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Donet pravilnik o preventivnim merama za bezbedan i zdrav rad za

Mere kojih će morati da se pridržavaju poslodavci, ali i zaposleni dobile su svoj zakonski okvir. Pravilnik je stupio na snagu 11. jula, a poslodavci su dužni da najkasnije do 10. avgusta usvoje plan u skladu sa propisanim odredbama. Propis - Pravilnik o preventivnim merama za bezbedan i zdrav...
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How to Prepare Your Virtual Teams for the Long Haul

Before the pandemic, there were no playbooks for how to convert a co-located team to 100% virtual in a matter of days and we’re finding in our research that the conversion process — and the results — has differed substantially from team to team, even within the same organization. This variability...

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