Crises tend to hit people and organizations unprepared. Strong personalities are then needed, who can see the big picture and act calmly. What exactly are the qualities of outstanding crisis managers?
The coronavirus has also jolted the food industry. Four managers explain how this led them to focus on essentials—and how they even discovered some new opportunities.
In this time of crisis, many companies are switching to manufacturing essential products, launching initiatives, and sending their employees to places they are needed. A look at their reasons.
Which companies will survive the Covid-19 pandemic, and which will not? Banks play a key role in this question. How DZ Bank is moving quickly to the aid of its clients.
Battling the coronavirus is part of everyday operations at Munich’s Rechts der Isar Hospital. Commercial director Dr. Elke Frank sees opportunities now to catch up on digitalization.
Early warning systems buy time and provide a basis for prompt action. They use data to gain insights into potential future scenarios. But they run up against limits, especially in connection with pandemics.
Acting swiftly and authentically, ensuring transparency, building trust—the demands placed on communicating with stakeholders are especially high in a crisis. In such situations social media are both a blessing and a curse.
Critical service providers like the RWE utility company need to be especially well prepared for emergencies. Precise and detailed planning ensure that they can respond rapidly to unexpected events.
Interview: Dr. Tanja Becker, an entrepreneur and airline pilot, applies aviation methods to business—to enhance safety and decision-making.
Interview: Swiss emergency medical director Aristomenis Exadaktylos urges better preparations for epidemics.
Digital solutions are central to Nestlé’s Covid-19 comeback. CIO Filippo Catalano on the consumer goods giant’s response to crisis, the importance of preparedness, and where big companies go from here.
Interview: Lockdowns have deeply shaken global supply chains. Expert Edwin Keh from Hong Kong advises companies to gain deeper insights and make security a priority in their strategic considerations.
Digital innovations not only simplify the lives of doctors and patients but can protect them too. With that aim, GE Healthcare—a manufacturer of medical systems—wants to do away with waiting rooms.
The coronavirus has accelerated digital transformation in many sectors. It has revealed deficits, but also released new energy. We look at five industries and their digital futures.
Few industries have been hit as hard by the coronavirus as aviation. Now is the time to develop ideas that will facilitate a rapid return when the crisis is over. Digitalization and sustainability will play an important role.
Interview: Porsche CEO Oliver Blume on social responsibility, focusing on essentials, and optimism.