First and foremost, the pandemic is a decidedly human tragedy. The fear and uncertainty that colleagues, clients, families and friends are dealing with is very real. While the focus of technology executives is to enable, support and advise our companies through this crisis, it’s important to recognize the needs of our people.
In this video, KPMG discusses three key people-focused areas that are enabled by the IT function – capacity, connection and capability. We also run through a checklist of questions to ensure you are considering what is essential to the core, what to do now, and what to do next as you stabilize your enterprise.
In addition, download the PDF for more insights on workforce, people and communications in the wake of COVID-19.
By Steve Bates, Global Leader, KPMG’s CIO Center of Excellence, KPMG International and Principal, KPMG in the US
People everywhere are worried. Worried with uncertainty, worried for their families, friends and colleagues.
The role of technology can help ease some of those concerns by helping people stay not only virtually connected, but, emotionally and mentally connected as well, in a time where it seems most challenging.
Technology can play a major role in helping IT executives help their enterprises stay connected in physically disconnected times, by means of Capacity, Connection and Capability. Let’s dig a bit deeper into what that means.
With the considerations covered above, always keep in mind the human effect on all decisions made. While technology can be a great enabler and connector in a time of physical disconnection, taking the time to reach out personally, will likely have the biggest impact.
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