29 Oct 2020-29 Nov 2020|Gurgaon (Manesar)
Webinar on “Leading and Managing Through Crisis: The Case of COVID-19”
Office of International Affairs, Amity University Gurugram was constituted “International Expert Talk Series (IETS)”. IETS provides a platform to AUH Students and Faculty Members to interact with top academician from leading foreign universities across the globe and learn the best practices from them on the contemporary emerging issues. More than 100 students and faculties participated in the session.
The main objective of the event was to provide a platform under IETS to AUH Students and Faculty Members to interact with top academician from leading foreign universities across the globe and learn the best practices on the contemporary emerging issues.
Dr. Brian McGarrie, Director-Executive MBA Programs at Birmingham University UK on “Leading and Managing Through Crisis During his talk, Dr. Brian mentioned different types of crisis and about various stages of a crisis which the organizations could face in their functioning. He gave some very lucid examples to explain some of the crisis that has affected the world before COVID 19. In the Indian context, he highlighted some of the disasters such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 and the Bhopal tragedy that occurred in 1984.
He emphasized that in such a scenario, the government must address challenges on three fronts – How do we address the health crises? How do we address the economic crisis? and, how do we keep the business of the government operating? He suggested that the government should respond fast to recover and thrive from such crisis.
He raised a very important issue as to what does good leadership looks like during a crisis. The salient features that emerged from his discussion are- acting with urgency, communicating with transparency, responding productively to missteps, and engaging in constant updating. He further brought out a very relevant point where he emphasized that it is wrong to think that the work of the leader is to set a course and stick to it. He opined that leaders must constantly update their understanding of prior probabilities deliberately using strategies to elicit new information and learn rapidly as events unfold and new information comes to light.
Session was closed with vote of thanks from Prof. (Dr.) Gunjan M Sanjeev where she thanked guest for the wonderful session on such a contemporary issue.