The Challenges for Corporates in Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
8th June 2020 12:00pm Singapore Time
- The panelists shared how their companies were thinking beyond financial performance to focus on humanity during the COVID-19 crisis. Ong Ai Hua of J&J Pharmaceuticals shared how they are accelerating R&D for a vaccine despite the high risk and costs, while the others shared their efforts to increase community and employee support.
- The welfare of workers throughout the supply chain took centre stage in the conversation with all panelists agreeing that disruption has an outsized impact on this group. They felt strongly it was their duty to protect and uphold the dignity of their workforce and gave examples of how they are achieving this in real time.
- Resilience and a strong sense of purpose was highlighted as key attributes for leaders during the current crisis and the recovery ahead. Anne Patricia Sutanto focused on one’s inner strength while Manolo Arroyo, added on the importance of leading by example to galvanise employees as they adapt to change.