The world’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution has shown the strengths and weaknesses of today’s supply chains. Healthcare companies pioneering cell and gene therapies—which rely on human cellular material—need to pay particular attention to lessons learned as they face unique supply chain challenges of their own. It all starts with planning.
Private companies and nonprofit organizations might have heaved a sigh of relief when, thanks to COVID-19, the deadline for the new ASC 842 lease accounting standard was extended (again). But if you haven’t already done so, it’s now time to shift back into higher gear.
Early in the global pandemic, executive searches slowed down significantly with the exception of the tech sector, which remained active. With 2021 already begun, hiring is already back to pre-pandemic levels. In this Q&A, RGP Head of Executive Search Maria Martindale outlines what she sees ahead.
If there was ever a year to be “agile” it was 2020. Fortunately, Agile and developing an agile mindset is not a new concept—it’s been around for decades. However, the importance of taking the concepts of business agility and applying them in a pragmatic way has never been more relevant.
Supply chains are helping distribute life-saving vaccines, but they’re also needed to help get the economy back to normal. We need to do both, but it won’t be easy.
RGP’s SVP for Asia Pacific, Anthony Gutierrez and RGP’s VP of Advisory Services, Simon Kong, discuss how companies are better handling complex change management projects by adopting new digital “e-PM” platforms including RGP’s LaunchPM product.
As major pharma players—including Pfizer, J&J, Gilead, Moderna and AstraZeneca—announce vaccines for the COVID-19 virus that’s claimed over 1.3 million lives, life sciences companies have an increased focus on delivering their vaccines to millions—potentially billions—of people.
Finance teams that embrace digital to optimize operations and deliver valuable business insights are better able to anticipate and respond to disruption. And by adopting an Agile approach, they’re able to turn up the digital volume—and deliver benefits their organizations can take to the bank.
COVID-19 is not slowing Asia’s march toward digitization, but companies must still adjust. Improving project and change management is a good way to both compete today and emerge stronger tomorrow.
Whether your business is looking to avoid extinction or to capitalize on new opportunities, you must recognize that business agility and collaboration are the sine qua non for recognizing financial rewards from high-speed, incremental delivery of risk-free value at scale.
They impact everything from bonds to loans to mortgages.
At the center of the COVID-19 storm, most healthcare providers generally did an exemplary job transitioning operations from on-premises to work-from-home. But that may have been the easy part.