It has been said, considerably, that these are unprecedented times, specifically in our workforce. The US has never had so many employers insisting that their staff do their job from home. Join Side Affects producer, Kenzie Fell; MB CEO, Scott McGohan and frequent guest, Kristi Dinsmore as they discuss and measure how long companies and their employees can endure outside of their department walls. Most people need to be around people, and if they aren’t, cracks begin to show in productivity. Learn how to transition your workforce back into the office by watching or listening to this Side Affects Podcast episode.
Kristi knows how lucky she was to have started her career in retail — learning from the ground up what it takes to create profitable growth. After graduating from Miami University, Kristi held sales, management and buying roles at Mercantile Stores, the May Company and ultimately, Liz Claiborne, where she was on the launch team of a new division. Kristi broadened her business knowledge with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business but realized that the numbers side is often the easiest. In reality, it is “people” (particularly leaders) that make or break most organizations. Since then, Kristi has done what most companies struggle to do — make the “people side” work. She has helped organizations in the retail, consumer products, construction, financial services and technology industries develop the right strategy, structure and people to drive growth and profit. Kristi’s focus is on coaching and developing senior and “high potential” leaders to create and sustain profitable growth.
MB CEO, Scott hosts Ed Eppley from The Eppley Group as they reflect on the recession of 08-09 & how COVID-19 imitates it in emotion but is caused by different circumstances. Scott and Ed discuss a 2010 Harvard Business Review article & give advice to business owners on how to overcome fear during these trying times.
Laura Putnam, CEO of Motion Infusion, joins Scott and Kenzie to explain how to continue to live our lives when it feels like our world is falling apart. Laura shares how important it is to know the facts, and also reminds us that we can't always be in control. However, we can control how we respond to this pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak is forcing businesses to adapt while employees work from home and managers lead remotely. Workplace and multi-generational expert, Lindsey Pollack joins Kenzie Fell and Scott McGohan, to share some key ingredients that can help your workforce adjust in this time of crisis and plan for the future.