Adaptation Advantage: Leading in a Post Pandemic World

  • Room: CC BR - III-IV
Wednesday,June 08, 2022:9:00 AM -10:00 AM
/ CEU Credits:1


Heather McGowan


When Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley wrote The Adaptation Advantage (April 2020, Wiley) they did not realize how prescient their advice and predictions would become when the coronavirus global pandemic required an immediate and dramatic shift in work, learning, and leading.  Overnight companies remapped supply chains, pivoted product lines, and transformed to distributed work-from-home organization. Entire university and school systems adopted virtual delivery exclusively, something many said they would never do. This new normal, or normal of now, requires a focus on culture, purpose, trust, psychological safety as we embark on the largest social experiment in human history. The virus has accelerated our future of work, expedited our human transformation to digital creating, and placed an even greater burden on leaders to inspire and motivate human potential. Even when the virus subsides, many of our new ways of working will remain and we will be the better for this forced transformation.


Exporter Choices

1. Learning Objective 1:
Identify the importance of culture, purpose, trust and psychological safety underpinning the “normal of now”

2. Learning Objective 2:
Recognize the burden on leaders to inspire and motivate human potential

3. Learning Objective 3:
Recognize how the pandemic will leave us better off from the forced transition

4. Target Audience:

  • Basic

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