C-Suite Intelligence 3rd September 2020
Reboot: Top priorities for resilient recovery
For companies that are beginning to reopen while the COVID-19 pandemic continues, small or incremental changes may not be sufficient for operating in a changed landscape. Many organisations have offices in multiple jurisdictions and employees living or working in different states as well as plants, facilities, and supply chains to manage. This means that every company’s journey toward a reboot - and every worker’s experience during it - will be unique.
Michael Kearney, advisory managing partner for Deloitte & Touche LLP recently interviewed three Deloitte Consulting LLP principals about how business leaders can enable a resilient recovery through a successful reboot. The transcript, and a link to a video of the talk, can be found here.
COVID legislative update
This useful report provides up-to-date information on, amongst much else, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Statutory Sick Pay Scheme, Automatic Enrolment, Coronavirus Support and Salary Sacrifice.
To lead in the postcrisis tomorrow, put leadership and capabilities in place today
McKinsey & Company
One silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis has been to show businesses how to manage better and achieve greater speed, quality, and cost control. How can leaders avoid the impulse to abandon the progress they have made in shaping a more productive and competitive company profile?
This article argues that the answer is a renewed focus on people and their capabilities. The return on this people investment has never been higher, and without it companies will not be able to fully take advantage of the postcrisis era to come.
Robust research findings about employees’ preference for working from home
This extensive survey shows that 65% of respondents that are new to working from home report a preference for either working fully or partly from home in the future. These results are the best indication yet of the ‘new normal’ for employee preferences, providing a basis for employers to think about capacity planning and demand management.