State of Matter hosts Covid-19 preparedness webinars

05 April 2020 2 min. read
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In a bid to help its clients navigate the current healthcare and economic crisis, State of Matter is hosting two Covid-19 preparedness webinars. 

The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused havoc across the world, forcing governments to urge social distancing, self-isolation and working from home where possible, in a bid to help slow the rate of infection, and ultimately save lives. At the time of writing, over a million people have been infected with the coronavirus, with the number of deaths now at over 60,000. 

Meanwhile, covid-19 is having a huge impact on economies and the business landscape – according to one estimate Australia’s economy will receive a hit of more than $17 billion by the end of 2020. Leaving companies in crisis management mode, as they seek to rapidly adapt their strategies, supply chains and talent base to meet the changing marketplace demands.

“The health and wellbeing of employees must have the highest priority for business,” said Alex Lal, Head of Consulting at State of Matter, an Australian management consulting firm. However, once this priority is ensured, “business leaders must think ahead to ensure short- and long-term health of the organisation.”

State of Matter hosts Covid-19 preparedness webinars

While many organisations have already made strides to ensure that customer needs can continue to be serviced and employees can work remotely, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Now is the time to act across all facets of the organisations, said Lal, and it is key to prepare comprehensively for what is coming next.

This is however easier said than done, with the pandemic causing unprecedented disruption to markets, according to an analysis by McKinsey & Company one that is even larger than seen during the global financial services. To help its clients successfully navigate this change, Lal has teamed up with fellow State of Matter advisor Sean Walford to host two free webinars on Covid-19 preparedness.

“In the webinar, we will share our experience on how to prepare the organisation to continue to operate effectively during extended periods of significant disruption. We will also provide insights into how leaders can ensure their employees remain connected, engaged and productive; and how they can prepare their organisations to recover quickly and take advantage of the new opportunities that will inevitably emerge as we come out of the crisis,” explained Lal. 

The first webinar is hosted on Tuesday, 7 April, from 12-1pm AEST, while the second session is hosted at the same time on Thursday, 9th April.