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Crises can bring about permanent changes in the workplace. Major events of the last two decades have proven this—and offer important lessons about what may lie ahead when the COVID-19 pandemic is finally a thing of the past. HR leaders need to learn these lessons as quickly as possible in order to recognize and harness the shifts already underway and to prepare for even bigger shifts to come.
Extensive research has been done into the effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Great Recession on workers and what people look for in their professional lives. In each case, many highly skilled workers found that their values and priorities were realigning, and their attitudes evolving. Some of these changes involved a newfound desire for purpose, engagement, relationships and learning. Others were more surprising, such as the finding that negative emotions associated with a crisis might actually lead to more positive job satisfaction.
What do businesses need to know? How can they trace and spot changes in the workforce, both inside their companies and beyond? How can they empower their employees to help each other find purpose in their work and connect it to the purpose of the corporation? How can they increase agility and resilience in their ranks? This webinar will provide answers, guidance and a path forward.
Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative Aaron Hurst is the CEO and co-founder of Imperative, a peer coaching platform that helps businesses lead virtual teams, care for their people and be resilient in the face of constant change. He’s the author of The Purpose Economy, which Arianna Huffington said “powerfully sums up the fundamental changes taking place in the business world.”
Newsweek, MIT Sloan Management Review and strategy + business are among the sites that have published his thought leadership about the steps businesses need to take as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hurst was previously president and founder of the Taproot Foundation, which engaged tens of thousands of professionals in pro bono work around the world.
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