The Takeaway frames several articles with this thought exercise: If I were to be facilitating a conversation on this topic with my C-suite, my direct team or my business partners, what discussion prompts might I use to frame that meeting?
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Transformation or Iteration?
“Employees are raising their voices like never before. But how much influence and power—implied or explicit—do you give employees? The questions run the gamut. Do you work with the government? Do you do business with certain countries and not with others? What is your stance on various societal issues?”
—Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer of Procore
Creating ESG Impact
“[Board members] want the opportunity to spend time with each of the key division leaders. Those conversations are not just about revenue and profit. What are they doing to develop their team? What have they done during COVID-19 to help relieve some of the stress on their team? You’re looking for an emotional intelligence of the operating team. ”
—Beth Comstock, Nike Board Director
Shifting D&I to DE&I
“In terms of talent, we’re talking a lot about our business models. What have we learned from this past year in terms of our ability to work remotely? What are the implications for our facilities? What kind of things would we do differently as a company? The talent implications are big.”
—Patricia L. Lewis, CHRO of UnitedHealth Group
The Post-COVID-19 Workplace
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