Leadership Perspectives on Building a Resilient Business, Adapting to Client Needs and Prioritizing Employee Wellbeing
Like many firms in the Engineering and Consulting Industry, 2020 proved to be a challenging business environment for us. Employees were forced to work from home, much of our routine work was put on hold or delayed, and clients quickly required a new set of services to help them navigate COVID-19-related business challenges. A year into the global pandemic, we asked executive leadership to reflect on what we’ve learned and how we’ve managed to weather the storm, while also providing a glimpse of what’s in store for the future.
Guest blog courtesy of Jo-Ann Santos Alarcon, Resource Development Officer, Special Projects at International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps launched its COVID-19 vaccination activities in Los Angeles during the first week of March at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) and Kedren Community Health Center (KCHC). Thanks to generous support from FedEx, International Medical Corps deployed emergency medical field units to both health facilities to increase their capacity to efficiently and effectively administer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of South Los Angeles—one of the most vulnerable populations in the LA County.
2020 was an extraordinary year – unlike most of us have ever seen before. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have faced both professional and personal challenges in adapting to our new reality. We’re looking beyond the science with two of Takeda’s leaders, Julie Kim, President of the Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit, and Rajeev Venkayya, President of the Vaccine Business Unit, to explore how Takeda adapted to this new normal while continuing to deliver for patients.
MILWAUKEE, March 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Rockwell Automation today announced that it is donating its Arena® Simulation Software to nonprofit organizations, governmental organizations, and public health partners to plan COVID-19 vaccination clinics in their communities. The software can be used to monitor patient flow, staffing, shift changes, and maintenance of social distancing guidance for patients in queue.
By Steve LaFleche, General Manager, IBM Public and Federal Market
For the last several months, the preeminent puzzle for humanity has been figuring out how to emerge from the pandemic and responsibly return to a new version of business-as-usual. Absent any single quick fix, people around the world have relied on ingenuity and innovation to light a path forward.
The nonprofit MoFi is providing working captial to small businesses through its new Thrive loan program
At the age of 34, Brian Menges had achieved his life dream of owning a restaurant, 2nd Street Bistro, in Livingston, Montana. Business was good over the years for Menges, who now owns the restaurant group Slainte Mhath Inc., which also includes The Murray Bar, Gil’s Goods, and a commercial kitchen.
By Patricia Loyola, Management and Corporate Social Investment Director, Comunitas, Brazil
Brazil and the world were deeply challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Brazil had faced an unprecedented sanitary global crisis that widened the social and economic gap, which presented unique opportunities for innovation.
The urgency and gravity of the situation motivated all sectors of the economy to act in a systemic and integrated way, according to their potential. The Brazilian corporate response was focused mainly on strengthening income generation of the most vulnerable families and supporting public health.