INCAE resources against COVID-19

Find here information generated by the various INCAE Centers and areas, specific to how to handle businesses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Resources

LEADS Virtual Woman

Online platform that seeks to provide cutting-edge courses for entrepreneurs in the region.

Articles and publications

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Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine Situation What, How and When?

August 28, 2020. Forbes Central America.
By Sara Benitez Majano and Camellia Ilie-Cardoza

Every day for the past few months, there has been written about the new SARS-CoV-2 virus. In this article, we are going to summarize, on the one hand, the options that exist to control the virus, and, on the other hand, what possibilities are there that one of these options will reach the greatest number of people in the world, how and when it may this happens. 

Articles
Well-being, inclusion and diversity: beyond equality policies

August 7, 2020. Forbes Central America.
By Camellia Ilie-Cardoza, Dean of Executive Education. INCAE Business School.

Measuring the gaps is an important start that has raised awareness of the seriousness of the problem.

Articles
Well-Being in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study in Latin America

By Camelia Ilie-Cardoza, Associate Professor, INCAE Business School; Guillermo Cardoza, Professor, INCAE Business School; Ramiro Casó B, Senior Researcher, INCAE Business School; Andrés Fernández, Senior Researcher, INCAE Business School

Understanding the role that work and work-related activities have on the development of personal well-being is a critical aspect for organizations and professionals in the workplace. This work provides evidence that, while the models of well-being proposed by researchers in developed countries are relevant to organizations in developing countries, well-being in the workplace in Latin America is still related to the absence of negative emotions or experiences. The research identifies the need to redefine the social script of the workplace and its role in people's well-being.

Articles
Article by INCAE Professor Luciano Ciravegna included in a new review highlighted by the Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice for its relevance in the debate on the COVID-19 crisis

July 2020

Prof. Ciravegna's article: "Need or Opportunity? The Effects of State Fragility and Economic Development on Entrepreneurial Efforts", was published first on a site website where there are a series of "featured articles" that have important implications for the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special that groups these documents is called "Entrepreneurship and COVID-19: Insights from Research Published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice”, And it is from the prestigious Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP).

Articles
Economic reactivation: the design thinking approach

By Guillermo Cardoza. America Economy Magazine. June 2020.*

*Known HERE the bibliographic references from which the argumentative line of this opinion article is constructed.

Articles
The challenges of information and communication in the era of the pandemic: the design thinking approach

By Guillermo Cardoza. Forbes Central America Magazine. June 2020.

Regardless of the strategies implemented in the different countries, public health experts argue that an effective strategy to combat the pandemic must rest on effective information and communication campaigns.

Articles
Decision making in times of maximum uncertainty

By Camelia Ilie-Cardoza. Forbes Central America. June 2020.

In the current context, the decisions of the teams that lead emergencies are impacting people's lives.

Articles
Comprehensive model to reopen and operate the economy safely

By Jaime García and Roberto Artavia L., from INCAE Business School. May 2020.

With data provided by FUSADES, ANEP and the College of Physicians of El Salvador

Articles
Whats Next? What changed? What should we understand faster?

By Camelia Ilie-Cardoza. Dean of Executive Education and Chair of the Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership of INCAE.
Forbes Central America Magazine. May 2020.

If the trends observed throughout history are fulfilled, we should expect that 2020 will be a year of inflection in many aspects of society and that there will be major disruptions of the status quo in various sectors.

Articles
Coping With Psychological Stress During COVID-19: The Seven Best Practices

Opinion article. The Press
For the Professor Susan Clancy. INCAE Business School

Part of being human is having a body that reacts to stress with hormones like adrenaline and noradranaline.

Although most of us to date have not been directly affected in our physical health by the COVID-19 virus, we are certainly suffering from its psychological consequences: stress. These last few weeks have had a psychological impact on most of us.

Articles
CLACDS in the face of COVID-19

By Ronald Arce, CLADS / INCAE researcher.
At CLACDS / INCAE we are committed to contributing by generating information and analysis so that decision-making allows us to cross this crisis with the least possible damage.

Articles
COVID-19: A Reflection and Propagation Model for Latin America

Sara Benetti and Alberto Trejos. March 2020.

COVID-19: A Reflection and Propagation Model for Latin America. Health Management, Policy, and Innovation (HMPI.org), volume 5, Issue 1, special issue on COVID-19, March 2020

Articles
The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Costa Rican Health System

Alvaro Salas Chaves and Andrea M. Prado. March 2020.

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Costa Rican Health System. Health Management, Policy, and Innovation (HMPI.org), volume 5, Issue 1, special issue on COVID-19, March 2020.

Articles
Love in the time of COVID-19: negligence in the Nicaraguan response

Thais P Salazar Mather, Benjamin Gallo Marin, Giancarlo Medina Perez, Briana Christophers, Marcelo L Paiva, Rocío Oliva, Baraa A Hijaz, Andrea M Prado, Mateo C Jarquín, Katelyn Moretti, Catalina González Marqués, Alejandro Murillo, Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler. The Lancet Global Health.

Articles
Connecting healthcare professionals in Central America through management and leadership development: a social network analysis

Andrea M. Prado, Andy A. Pearson, Nathan S. Bertelsen, and José A. Pagán. Globalization and Healthforthcoming. 

Leadership and management training has become increasingly important in the education of health care professionals. Previous research has shown the benefits that a network provides to its members, such as access to resources and information, but ideas for creating these networks vary ...

Articles
INCAE and CEAL call for a smart reactivation
September 09, 2020. By Fátima Romero Murillo. Economy | The Press

CEAL Honduras promoted a virtual conference in which Alberto Trejos and Jaime García, from INCAE Business School, spoke about smart reactivation.

Publications
New post-pandemic leadership is required

By Elizabeth Meza. elEmpresario.mx. July 2020

Includes interview with Prof. Esteban Brenes.

Faced with the return to the new normal, we must not forget what was learned during the contingency generated by Covid-19 and that technology has accelerated, such as remote work and trust in the collaborator.
 

Publications
The 'boom' of digital businesses

May 2020. Life and Success Magazine
By By Arturo Castro Barrantes. 

At a time of change for the world, different platforms and digital services represent a tool for companies to reach customers at times of their confinement in their homes. Includes interview with Prof. Juan Carlos Barahona.

Publications
The economy after the Coronavirus

May 2020. Life and Success Magazine
By Arturo Castro Barrantes. 

The invisible, microscopic virus that has shut humanity into their homes, shut down production centers, and changed the way customers are marketed, consumed, and interacted with. Includes interview with Prof. Juan Carlos Barahona.

Publications
25 Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead the Economic Reactivation

May 6th. Life & Success.

At INCAE we are very proud since they mention our Rector Enrique Bolaños among the outstanding ones, who is also an Incaista of the MAE VI generation, this list includes seven other graduates of our institution, they are: Rodolfo Tabash, MAE XXVI; Gerardo Sánchez, MAEX XX; Alberto Poma, MAE XLIII; Eduardo Montenegro, MAE XIX; Jorge Víctor Saca, PAG XLVI; Francisco Sinibaldi, PAG XXXVIII; and Luis Lara, MAE XXIV.

Publications
Coronavirus: Restarting airline operations is complex, "it's not as easy as turning on the light"

Middle note Free Press from Guatemala where Professor Esteban R. Brenes participated

After having suspended a large percentage of airline operations, companies are not only looking to mitigate the current impact due to restrictions due to the coronavirus, but they have seen that resuming functions will not be quickly.

Publications
Entrepreneurship Center creates a program of coaching sessions for entrepreneurs and businessmen affected by COVID-19

The INCAE Entrepreneurship Center, together with its Network of Mentors, offers at no cost, a service of personalized coaching sessions for entrepreneurs and businessmen who are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Publications
Alberto Trejos, Dean of INCAE: "In countries that fail to control the epidemic, people will lose confidence"

Health Cluster. America Economy
March 17, 2020

The also Doctor in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, politics and habits of society in the near future.

Publications
Cost and liquidity management in times of crisis

By Summa Magazine
March 30, 2020

In times of survival when companies try to deal with crisis situations, it should not be managed taking the income statement as a focus.

Publications
Interview with Enrique Bolaños | Adopt the "toughest measure of prevention"

Confidential. Nicaragua.
March

Rector Enrique Bolaños: "This is the crisis of our generation"
“The initial tough measures, in the long run, give the country greater economic viability. It's going to hit us all, but then you start to reactivate the economy "

Publications
    Articles
    Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine Situation What, How and When?

    August 28, 2020. Forbes Central America.
    By Sara Benitez Majano and Camellia Ilie-Cardoza

    Every day for the past few months, there has been written about the new SARS-CoV-2 virus. In this article, we are going to summarize, on the one hand, the options that exist to control the virus, and, on the other hand, what possibilities are there that one of these options will reach the greatest number of people in the world, how and when it may this happens. 

    Articles
    Well-being, inclusion and diversity: beyond equality policies

    August 7, 2020. Forbes Central America.
    By Camellia Ilie-Cardoza, Dean of Executive Education. INCAE Business School.

    Measuring the gaps is an important start that has raised awareness of the seriousness of the problem.

    Articles
    Well-Being in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study in Latin America

    By Camelia Ilie-Cardoza, Associate Professor, INCAE Business School; Guillermo Cardoza, Professor, INCAE Business School; Ramiro Casó B, Senior Researcher, INCAE Business School; Andrés Fernández, Senior Researcher, INCAE Business School

    Understanding the role that work and work-related activities have on the development of personal well-being is a critical aspect for organizations and professionals in the workplace. This work provides evidence that, while the models of well-being proposed by researchers in developed countries are relevant to organizations in developing countries, well-being in the workplace in Latin America is still related to the absence of negative emotions or experiences. The research identifies the need to redefine the social script of the workplace and its role in people's well-being.

    Articles
    Article by INCAE Professor Luciano Ciravegna included in a new review highlighted by the Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice for its relevance in the debate on the COVID-19 crisis

    July 2020

    Prof. Ciravegna's article: "Need or Opportunity? The Effects of State Fragility and Economic Development on Entrepreneurial Efforts", was published first on a site website where there are a series of "featured articles" that have important implications for the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special that groups these documents is called "Entrepreneurship and COVID-19: Insights from Research Published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice”, And it is from the prestigious Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP).

    Articles
    Economic reactivation: the design thinking approach

    By Guillermo Cardoza. America Economy Magazine. June 2020.*

    *Known HERE the bibliographic references from which the argumentative line of this opinion article is constructed.

    Articles
    The challenges of information and communication in the era of the pandemic: the design thinking approach

    By Guillermo Cardoza. Forbes Central America Magazine. June 2020.

    Regardless of the strategies implemented in the different countries, public health experts argue that an effective strategy to combat the pandemic must rest on effective information and communication campaigns.

    Articles
    Decision making in times of maximum uncertainty

    By Camelia Ilie-Cardoza. Forbes Central America. June 2020.

    In the current context, the decisions of the teams that lead emergencies are impacting people's lives.

    Articles
    Comprehensive model to reopen and operate the economy safely

    By Jaime García and Roberto Artavia L., from INCAE Business School. May 2020.

    With data provided by FUSADES, ANEP and the College of Physicians of El Salvador

    Articles
    Whats Next? What changed? What should we understand faster?

    By Camelia Ilie-Cardoza. Dean of Executive Education and Chair of the Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership of INCAE.
    Forbes Central America Magazine. May 2020.

    If the trends observed throughout history are fulfilled, we should expect that 2020 will be a year of inflection in many aspects of society and that there will be major disruptions of the status quo in various sectors.

    Articles
    Coping With Psychological Stress During COVID-19: The Seven Best Practices

    Opinion article. The Press
    For the Professor Susan Clancy. INCAE Business School

    Part of being human is having a body that reacts to stress with hormones like adrenaline and noradranaline.

    Although most of us to date have not been directly affected in our physical health by the COVID-19 virus, we are certainly suffering from its psychological consequences: stress. These last few weeks have had a psychological impact on most of us.

    Articles
    CLACDS in the face of COVID-19

    By Ronald Arce, CLADS / INCAE researcher.
    At CLACDS / INCAE we are committed to contributing by generating information and analysis so that decision-making allows us to cross this crisis with the least possible damage.

    Articles
    COVID-19: A Reflection and Propagation Model for Latin America

    Sara Benetti and Alberto Trejos. March 2020.

    COVID-19: A Reflection and Propagation Model for Latin America. Health Management, Policy, and Innovation (HMPI.org), volume 5, Issue 1, special issue on COVID-19, March 2020

    Articles
    The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Costa Rican Health System

    Alvaro Salas Chaves and Andrea M. Prado. March 2020.

    The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Costa Rican Health System. Health Management, Policy, and Innovation (HMPI.org), volume 5, Issue 1, special issue on COVID-19, March 2020.

    Articles
    Love in the time of COVID-19: negligence in the Nicaraguan response

    Thais P Salazar Mather, Benjamin Gallo Marin, Giancarlo Medina Perez, Briana Christophers, Marcelo L Paiva, Rocío Oliva, Baraa A Hijaz, Andrea M Prado, Mateo C Jarquín, Katelyn Moretti, Catalina González Marqués, Alejandro Murillo, Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler. The Lancet Global Health.

    Articles
    Connecting healthcare professionals in Central America through management and leadership development: a social network analysis

    Andrea M. Prado, Andy A. Pearson, Nathan S. Bertelsen, and José A. Pagán. Globalization and Healthforthcoming. 

    Leadership and management training has become increasingly important in the education of health care professionals. Previous research has shown the benefits that a network provides to its members, such as access to resources and information, but ideas for creating these networks vary ...

    Articles
      Publications
      INCAE and CEAL call for a smart reactivation
      September 09, 2020. By Fátima Romero Murillo. Economy | The Press

      CEAL Honduras promoted a virtual conference in which Alberto Trejos and Jaime García, from INCAE Business School, spoke about smart reactivation.

      Publications
      New post-pandemic leadership is required

      By Elizabeth Meza. elEmpresario.mx. July 2020

      Includes interview with Prof. Esteban Brenes.

      Faced with the return to the new normal, we must not forget what was learned during the contingency generated by Covid-19 and that technology has accelerated, such as remote work and trust in the collaborator.
       

      Publications
      The 'boom' of digital businesses

      May 2020. Life and Success Magazine
      By By Arturo Castro Barrantes. 

      At a time of change for the world, different platforms and digital services represent a tool for companies to reach customers at times of their confinement in their homes. Includes interview with Prof. Juan Carlos Barahona.

      Publications
      The economy after the Coronavirus

      May 2020. Life and Success Magazine
      By Arturo Castro Barrantes. 

      The invisible, microscopic virus that has shut humanity into their homes, shut down production centers, and changed the way customers are marketed, consumed, and interacted with. Includes interview with Prof. Juan Carlos Barahona.

      Publications
      25 Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead the Economic Reactivation

      May 6th. Life & Success.

      At INCAE we are very proud since they mention our Rector Enrique Bolaños among the outstanding ones, who is also an Incaista of the MAE VI generation, this list includes seven other graduates of our institution, they are: Rodolfo Tabash, MAE XXVI; Gerardo Sánchez, MAEX XX; Alberto Poma, MAE XLIII; Eduardo Montenegro, MAE XIX; Jorge Víctor Saca, PAG XLVI; Francisco Sinibaldi, PAG XXXVIII; and Luis Lara, MAE XXIV.

      Publications
      Coronavirus: Restarting airline operations is complex, "it's not as easy as turning on the light"

      Middle note Free Press from Guatemala where Professor Esteban R. Brenes participated

      After having suspended a large percentage of airline operations, companies are not only looking to mitigate the current impact due to restrictions due to the coronavirus, but they have seen that resuming functions will not be quickly.

      Publications
      Entrepreneurship Center creates a program of coaching sessions for entrepreneurs and businessmen affected by COVID-19

      The INCAE Entrepreneurship Center, together with its Network of Mentors, offers at no cost, a service of personalized coaching sessions for entrepreneurs and businessmen who are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

      Publications
      Alberto Trejos, Dean of INCAE: "In countries that fail to control the epidemic, people will lose confidence"

      Health Cluster. America Economy
      March 17, 2020

      The also Doctor in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, analyzes the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, politics and habits of society in the near future.

      Publications
      Cost and liquidity management in times of crisis

      By Summa Magazine
      March 30, 2020

      In times of survival when companies try to deal with crisis situations, it should not be managed taking the income statement as a focus.

      Publications
      Interview with Enrique Bolaños | Adopt the "toughest measure of prevention"

      Confidential. Nicaragua.
      March

      Rector Enrique Bolaños: "This is the crisis of our generation"
      “The initial tough measures, in the long run, give the country greater economic viability. It's going to hit us all, but then you start to reactivate the economy "

      Publications

        External resources

        La INCAE Library has made a selection of useful materials for the community:

        Everybody)
        From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19
        Economy
        Labor Overview in times of COVID-19: Impacts on the labor market and income in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Economy
        CARE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN TIMES OF COVID-19: TOWARDS COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS TO STRENGTHEN THE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
        Economy
        Political and social pacts for equality and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-COVID-19 recovery
        Economy
        The effects of COVID-19 on international trade and logistics
        Economy
        Human Capital as an Asset: An Accounting Framework to Reset the Value of Talent in the New World of Work
        Economy
        Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020: main determinants of fiscal and monetary policies in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era
        Economy
        Viral effect: Covid-19 and the accelerated transformation of employment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
        Economy
        Sectors and companies facing COVID-19: emergency and reactivation
        Economy
        COVID-19 and the world of work.
        Economy
        The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Industries in Latin America
        Economy
        The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19
        Economy
        Looking back to look ahead: A rights-based approach to social protection in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
        Economy
        The impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on Latin American labor markets
        Economy
        PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE AND ECONOMIES: INTEGRATED POLICIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
        Economy
        COVID-19: The impact on industry

        A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit

        Economy
        COVID-19 - UNDP Integrated Response
        Economy
        COVID-19 in an Urban World
        Economy
        Temporary Basic Income, Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries
        Economy
        The social protection response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Economy
        Facing the increasing effects of COVID-19 for a reactivation with equality: new projections.
        Economy
        Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers, and Policies
        Economy
        Human Development and COVID-19 in Mexico: Challenges for a sustainable recovery
        Economy
        Report: The impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Economy
        Report: The impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Economy
        Sectors and companies facing COVID-19: emergency and reactivation
        Economy
        How reskilling can soften the economic blow of COVID-19
        Economy
        Covid-19 and Tourism
        Economy
        Policies to Support People During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
        Economy
        How to prevent the COVID-19 crisis from turning into a food crisis: urgent action against hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.
        Economy
        Pandemic, Recession: The Global Economy in Crisis.
        Economy
        Report on the economic impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Economy
        Latin America and the Caribbean Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19
        Economy
        Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
        Economy
        ILO Observatory: COVID-19 and the world of work. Fourth Edition Updated Estimates and Analysis
        Economy
        Q2 global forecast 2020: Coronavirus sinks global growth forecasts for 2020
        Economy
        Ensuring Integrity in Governments' Response to COVID-19
        Economy
        The impact of COVID-19 on the economies of the region (Central America)
        Economy
        From confinement to reopening: Strategic considerations for the restart of activities in Latin America and the Caribbean in the framework of COVID-19
        Economy
        Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Financial System
        Economy
        Report on policies and actions taken against Covid-19 in 26 countries in the region
        Economy
        SELA (Latin American and Caribbean Economic System) After the pandemic Economics Global The long-term consequences of COVID-19
        Economy
        COVID-19: Summary of the main measures, actions and policies implemented by SELA Member States
        Economy
        What we know about the new coronavirus and its economic implications
        Economy
        ILO Observatory: COVID-19 and the world of work. Third Edition Updated Estimates and Analysis
        Economy
        The impact of COVID-19 on the economies of the region (Andean Region)
        Economy
        Central America prepares plan for recovery, social reconstruction and resilience to COVID-19
        Economy
        Coronavirus (COVID-19): Joint Actions to Win the War
        Economy
        Citizen action is critical to the global response to COVID-19
        Economy
        How to protect income and jobs ?: Possible responses to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the labor markets of Latin America and the Caribbean
        Economy
        Assess the effects of COVID-19 to think about reactivation
        Economy
        Latin America and the Caribbean in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: economic and social effects
        Economy
        The Economy in the Times of Covid-19
        Economy
        Q2 global forecast 2020: Coronavirus sinks global growth forecasts for 2020
        Economy
        COVID-19: Briefing materials - Global Health & Crisis Response

         

        COVID-19 is, first and foremost, a global humanitarian challenge. Thousands of health professionals are heroically battling the virus, putting their own lives at risk. Governments and industry are working together to understand and address the challenge, support victims and their families and communities, and search for treatments and a vaccine.

        Economy
        COVID-19 and the world of work: Impact and policy responses
        Economy
        Economics in the Time of COVID-19
        Economy
        The economic effects of COVID-19 around the world
        Economy
        How could COVID-19 affect the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean?
        Economy
        Coronavirus: Economic and Financial Aspects

        Research Guide
        By Antonio Acevedo, Director of the Library System, INCAE Business School

        Economy
        Universalize access to digital technologies to face the effects of COVID-19
        Technology
        The future of teleworking in Latin America and the Caribbean. How can technology facilitate the recovery of employment after COVID-19
        Technology
        How COVID-19 caused the future of work to arrive early
        Technology
        The opportunities of digitization in Latin America in the face of COVID-19

        Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

        Technology
        Challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the health of women, children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Health
        Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonoses and How to Break the Chain of Transmission
        Health
        Health and the economy: a necessary convergence to face COVID-19 and return to the path towards sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean
        Health
        A return to work that ensures safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic
        Health
        Strategy for the prevention of the contagion of COVID-19 in public infrastructure works
        Health
        COVID-2109 in Costa Rica

        Digital platform created in the UCR allows to visualize the evolution of COVID-19, with data obtained from the reports of the Ministry of Public Health of Costa Rica

        Information and Resource Centers
        Information and Legal Resources Center for COVID-19, Panama

        Source: Aries, Fabrega and Fabrega (ARIFA)

        Information and Resource Centers
        Coronavirus Research Database - (ProQuest)

        The content covers all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. The free database was designed to help libraries support crucial research needed to combat this disease, as well as distance education for their clients.

        Databases
          Economy
          From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19
          Economy
          Labor Overview in times of COVID-19: Impacts on the labor market and income in Latin America and the Caribbean
          Economy
          CARE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN TIMES OF COVID-19: TOWARDS COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS TO STRENGTHEN THE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
          Economy
          Political and social pacts for equality and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-COVID-19 recovery
          Economy
          The effects of COVID-19 on international trade and logistics
          Economy
          Human Capital as an Asset: An Accounting Framework to Reset the Value of Talent in the New World of Work
          Economy
          Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020: main determinants of fiscal and monetary policies in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era
          Economy
          Viral effect: Covid-19 and the accelerated transformation of employment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
          Economy
          Sectors and companies facing COVID-19: emergency and reactivation
          Economy
          COVID-19 and the world of work.
          Economy
          The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Industries in Latin America
          Economy
          The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19
          Economy
          Looking back to look ahead: A rights-based approach to social protection in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.
          Economy
          The impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on Latin American labor markets
          Economy
          PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE AND ECONOMIES: INTEGRATED POLICIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
          Economy
          COVID-19: The impact on industry

          A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit

          Economy
          COVID-19 - UNDP Integrated Response
          Economy
          COVID-19 in an Urban World
          Economy
          Temporary Basic Income, Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries
          Economy
          The social protection response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean
          Economy
          Facing the increasing effects of COVID-19 for a reactivation with equality: new projections.
          Economy
          Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers, and Policies
          Economy
          Human Development and COVID-19 in Mexico: Challenges for a sustainable recovery
          Economy
          Report: The impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
          Economy
          Report: The impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
          Economy
          Sectors and companies facing COVID-19: emergency and reactivation
          Economy
          How reskilling can soften the economic blow of COVID-19
          Economy
          Covid-19 and Tourism
          Economy
          Policies to Support People During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
          Economy
          How to prevent the COVID-19 crisis from turning into a food crisis: urgent action against hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean.
          Economy
          Pandemic, Recession: The Global Economy in Crisis.
          Economy
          Report on the economic impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Latin America and the Caribbean
          Economy
          Latin America and the Caribbean Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19
          Economy
          Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
          Economy
          ILO Observatory: COVID-19 and the world of work. Fourth Edition Updated Estimates and Analysis
          Economy
          Q2 global forecast 2020: Coronavirus sinks global growth forecasts for 2020
          Economy
          Ensuring Integrity in Governments' Response to COVID-19
          Economy
          The impact of COVID-19 on the economies of the region (Central America)
          Economy
          From confinement to reopening: Strategic considerations for the restart of activities in Latin America and the Caribbean in the framework of COVID-19
          Economy
          Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Financial System
          Economy
          Report on policies and actions taken against Covid-19 in 26 countries in the region
          Economy
          SELA (Latin American and Caribbean Economic System) After the pandemic Economics Global The long-term consequences of COVID-19
          Economy
          COVID-19: Summary of the main measures, actions and policies implemented by SELA Member States
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                    Harvard Business Review | Insight Center Coronavirus

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                    Coronavirus
                    Leading and working through a pandemic.

                    Corporate office
                    Your Employee Tested Positive for Covid-19. What Do You Do?

                    by Alisa Cohn
                    March 30, 2020

                    All leaders are trying to find their footing right now. You are probably shoring up your business plan, situating your team, and juggling your own constellation of remote working arrangements - possibly alongside your spouse and children. On top of that, you will face a test you probably couldn't have imagined a few weeks ago: When one of your employees tells you they have tested positive for Covid-19. If you haven't dealt with that already, you almost certainly will.

                    Corporate office
                    Are You Leading Through the Crisis… or Managing the Response?

                    by Eric J. McNulty and Leonard Marcus
                    March 25, 2020

                    The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishes what was, is, and will be. There was a past of relative stability and predictability. There is now chaos and disruption. there will be … A different state. As this future unfolds, some organizations will be resilient. For others, this future will be catastrophic. The actions of executives and their teams now, in the midst of this crisis, will significantly determine their fate.

                    Corporate office
                    Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                    by Paul A. Argenti
                    March 13, 2020

                    The coronavirus epidemic seemed far away for me until last week. Then came news reports about someone infected in New Hampshire. Rumors started to spread, closely followed by questions: How can we find out more information? Should we send the children to school? The next day, we discovered in both the local and national news that the infected person, a resident at our local hospital, had attended a party with students from the Tuck School, where I taught, bringing the crisis right to my office door. Classes and events were canceled and all international travel was suspended for the university. My mind was racing. Should I go in to work? Is it OK to buy lunch here? Are we prepared to quarantine at home? How long will this go on?

                    Corporate office
                    Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                    by Martin Reeves, Nikolaus Lang and Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak
                    -

                    The Covid-19 crisis has now reached a new critical phase where public health systems need to act decisively to contain the growth in new epicenters outside China.

                    Clearly, the main emphasis is and should be on containing and mitigating the disease itself. But the economic impacts are also significant, and many companies are feeling their way towards understanding, reacting to, and learning lessons from rapidly unfolding events. Unanticipated twists and turns will be revealed with each news cycle, and we will only have a complete picture in retrospect.

                    Corporate office
                    Technology Companies and the New Recession

                    Podcast
                    March 30, 2020

                    The world is facing an economic crisis never seen before, says equity analyst Pierre Ferragou. Consumer demand remains strong and supply infrastructure is still healthy, but both are in lockdown and unable to function. In this wide-ranging conversation with Azem Azhar, Ferragu explains how the pandemic will affect the technology industry and its major players.

                    Corporate office
                    How Restaurants Can Survive Right Now

                    by Rafi Mohammed
                    March 26, 2020

                    All businesses are suffering today. One industry that is especially visible and emblematic of our economic struggles is restaurants. In many states, dining rooms are closed, and restaurants that choose to remain open are allowed to provide meals via takeout or delivery only. They're making this shift as customers face deep financial uncertainty. Their customers face another dilemma: whether it's worth leaving the house (and risking possible exposure to the virus) in search of takeout food to break the monotony of our new stay-at-home reality.

                    Corporate office
                    Hospitals Need Cash. Health Insurers Have It.

                    by Sean Nicholson and David A. Asch
                    March 25, 2020

                    US hospitals are battling Covid-19 on many fronts: Scrambling to create new intensive care unit beds, trying to secure scarce medical equipment to protect their patients and their workforces, training staff on novel treatment protocols, and hiring more nurses. In order to divert resources to the patients in the greatest need - and to protect the safety of the patients who can wait - hospitals are also postponing non-emergency care, canceling elective procedures and, in general, halting the very activities that used to keep them in business.

                    Corporate office
                    8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

                    by Timothy R. Clark
                    March 24, 2020

                    The Covid-19 virus has disrupted and rearranged the workplace with breathtaking speed. In the span of a week, organizations across every sector have sent millions of employees home to work remotely. Without warning - and in many cases, without preparation of any kind - managers have been thrust into the position of leading virtual teams, many for the first time.

                    Corporate office
                    Avoid These Traps When Negotiating in a Crisis

                    by Adil Najam
                    March 24, 2020

                    Right now, around the world, countless negotiations are underway, and the results will literally influence life and death. Leaders and their advisers at innumerable school boards, town halls, universities, C-suites and boardrooms, governors' mansions, and presidential palaces are desperately deliberating over policies for social distancing, reducing density, setting restrictions, relaxing standard procedures, working remotely, teaching online, and much more that will determine the ultimate outcome of this pandemic.

                    Corporate office
                    How Bad Times Bring Out the Best in People

                    by Bill Taylor
                    March 20, 2020

                    It's easy to look around and see how the Covid-19 crisis has brought out the worst in some people - from hoarding thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer to crowding bars and restaurants despite public-health guidelines. But such irresponsible behavior, I believe, is more the exception than the rule. Time and again, individuals and communities have demonstrated that the worst situations tend to bring out the best in people and the organizations to which they belong. In every moment of darkness, it seems, there are countless moments of light - small gestures of compassion and connection that allow people to show who they are, how they want to live, and what matters to them.

                    Corporate office
                    Virtual Meetings Don't Have to Be a Bore

                    by Andy Molinsky
                    March 19, 2020

                    Those of us who present, facilitate, and teach for a living understand the importance of developing a personal connection with an audience. It's critical to be and feel natural; to make people laugh, feel at ease, and fully engage - and perhaps even lose themselves - in the content you're delivering. That's why it feels so unnatural and awkward to create this kind of atmosphere in a virtual environment where you have no in-person audience at all.

                    Corporate office
                    A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

                    by Barbara Z. Larson, Susan R. Vroman and Erin E. Makarius
                    March 18, 2020

                    In response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the US workforce already works from home at least part of the time, the new policies leave many employees - and their managers - working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time.

                    Corporate office
                    15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

                    by Tsedal Neeley
                    March 16, 2020

                    The coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organizations operate for the foreseeable future. As governments and businesses around the world tell those with symptoms to self-quarantine and everyone else to practice social distancing, remote work is our new reality. How do corporate leaders, managers, and individual workers make this sudden shift? Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, has spent two decades helping companies learn how to manage dispersed teams. In this edited Q&A, drawn from a recent HBR subscriber video call in which listeners were able to ask questions, she offers guidance on how to work productively at home, manage virtual meetings, and lead teams through this time of crisis.

                    Corporate office
                    How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings

                    by Justin Hale and Joseph Grenny
                    March 09, 2020

                    These days it's hard to get people to pay attention in any meeting, but when people aren't in the same room, it can be especially difficult. And it's particularly annoying when you make a nine-minute argument, pause for an expected reaction, and get: "I'm not sure I followed you" which might as well mean: "I was shampooing my cat and didn't realize I would be called on. "

                    Corporate office
                    Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management

                    by Thomas Y. Choi, Dale Rogers, and Bindiya Vakil
                    March 27, 2020

                    As procurement teams struggle to cope with the Covid-19 global pandemic, most have been trying to keep up with the news about global response measures and have been working diligently to secure raw materials and components and protect supply lines. However, vital information is often not available or accessible across their global teams. As a result, their response to the disruption has been reactive and uncoordinated, and the impact of the crisis is hitting many of their companies' full force.

                    Corporate office
                    What Small Businesses Need to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

                    catherine monson
                    March 27, 2020

                    As local and state governments issue shelter-in-place orders, asking residents to remain home for all but essential errands, businesses - especially small local businesses - across the US are facing difficult decisions. These institutions are crucial to our nation's economy, employing 58.9 million people in the United States, or about 47.5% of the total private sector workforce. Their GDP contribution measured $ 5.9 trillion in 2014, the most recent year for which small business GDP data is available.

                    Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                    You're Not Powerless in the Face of Uncertainty

                    by Nathan Furr
                    March 27, 2020

                    A friend who runs a restaurant group recently endured a month of empty tables due to a transportation strike, only to have his restaurants shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19. Of course, he's not alone as businesses around the world face similar situations. Between disruption and the ongoing pandemic, we are all trying to cope with unprecedented levels of uncertainty.

                    Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                    8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

                    by Timothy R. Clark
                    March 24, 2020

                    The Covid-19 virus has disrupted and rearranged the workplace with breathtaking speed. In the span of a week, organizations across every sector have sent millions of employees home to work remotely. Without warning - and in many cases, without preparation of any kind - managers have been thrust into the position of leading virtual teams, many for the first time.

                    Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                    15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

                    by Tsedal Neeley
                    March 16, 2020

                    The coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organizations operate for the foreseeable future. As governments and businesses around the world tell those with symptoms to self-quarantine and everyone else to practice social distancing, remote work is our new reality. How do corporate leaders, managers, and individual workers make this sudden shift? Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, has spent two decades helping companies learn how to manage dispersed teams. In this edited Q&A, drawn from a recent HBR subscriber video call in which listeners were able to ask questions, she offers guidance on how to work productively at home, manage virtual meetings, and lead teams through this time of crisis.

                    Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                    Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                    by Paul A. Argenti
                    March 13, 2020

                    The coronavirus epidemic seemed far away for me until last week. Then came news reports about someone infected in New Hampshire. Rumors started to spread, closely followed by questions: How can we find out more information? Should we send the children to school? The next day, we discovered in both the local and national news that the infected person, a resident at our local hospital, had attended a party with students from the Tuck School, where I taught, bringing the crisis right to my office door. Classes and events were canceled and all international travel was suspended for the university. My mind was racing. Should I go into work? Is it OK to buy lunch here? Are we prepared to quarantine at home? How long will this go on?

                    Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                    Balancing Work and Elder Care Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                    by Liz O'Donnell
                    March 31, 2020 

                    Amy Carrier is a foundation director with a long-distance spouse and a 74-year old mother, who has Alzheimer's and lives with her.

                    Even on a normal day, her life is complicated. Amy employs two private-pay caregivers to assist her mother while she is at work, managing a team of ten at the Oregon State University Foundation. When she gets home, she takes over: making dinner, managing medications, and helping with small tasks like choosing clothes and operating the television. Her husband of her lives and works in New Rochelle, New York.

                    Guests
                    Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis

                    by Tony Schwartz and Emily Pines
                    March 23, 2020

                    Late last week, we gave a presentation to about 20 chief medical officers from health care systems around the country. I began by asking them to share a sentence or two about how they were feeling, personally. Over the next half hour, their answers spilled out in a torrent.

                    Guests
                    That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief

                    by Scott Berinato
                    March 23, 2020

                    Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day - a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we're commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But we also talked about how we were feeling. One colleague mentioned that what she felt was grief. Heads dreamed in all the breads.

                    Guests
                    How Bad Times Bring Out the Best in People

                    by Bill Taylor
                    March 20, 2020

                    It's easy to look around and see how the Covid-19 crisis has brought out the worst in some people - from hoarding thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer to crowding bars and restaurants despite public-health guidelines. But such irresponsible behavior, I believe, is more the exception than the rule. Time and again, individuals and communities have demonstrated that the worst situations tend to bring out the best in people and the organizations to which they belong. In every moment of darkness, it seems, there are countless moments of light - small gestures of compassion and connection that allow people to show who they are, how they want to live, and what matters to them.

                    Guests
                    A Guide for Working (From Home) Parents

                    by Avni Patel Thompson
                    March 19, 2020

                    Amir and Ria are working professionals living in Seattle: he works at Amazon and she's the CEO of an early-stage start-up. They have two kids, Amara and Aryan, who are 6 and 2 years old. They're used to managing the usual challenges of dual working parents - coordinating childcare with schools and activities, managing meals and household chores, and spending quality time together on the weekends.

                    Guests
                    Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis

                    by Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Moses Mohan
                    March 19, 2020

                    As the spread and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19 dominate the world news, we have all been witnessing and experiencing the parallel spread of worry, anxiety, and instability. Indeed, in a crisis, our mental state often seems only to exacerbate an already extremely challenging situation, becoming a major obstacle in itself. Why is this and how can we change it? As the CEO of a firm that brings mindfulness to companies to unlock new ways of thinking and working, let me share a bit about how the mind responds to crises, like the threat of a pandemic.

                    Guests
                    Managing the Stress and Uncertainty of Coronavirus

                    March 16, 2020
                    Podcast

                    The rapid onset of the coronavirus is changing our work - and our lives. For those who own businesses or work in the gig economy, the stress and financial uncertainty is even greater. When we don't know what the future will hold, or are working in isolation, what can we do?

                    Guests
                    The Explainer: How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

                    July 22th, 2018

                    Clarity and consistency are key. For more, read How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote.

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                      Harvard Business Review | Insight Center Coronavirus

                      special coverage
                      Coronavirus
                      Leading and working through a pandemic.

                      Corporate office
                      Your Employee Tested Positive for Covid-19. What Do You Do?

                      by Alisa Cohn
                      March 30, 2020

                      All leaders are trying to find their footing right now. You are probably shoring up your business plan, situating your team, and juggling your own constellation of remote working arrangements - possibly alongside your spouse and children. On top of that, you will face a test you probably couldn't have imagined a few weeks ago: When one of your employees tells you they have tested positive for Covid-19. If you haven't dealt with that already, you almost certainly will.

                      Corporate office
                      Are You Leading Through the Crisis… or Managing the Response?

                      by Eric J. McNulty and Leonard Marcus
                      March 25, 2020

                      The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishes what was, is, and will be. There was a past of relative stability and predictability. There is now chaos and disruption. there will be … A different state. As this future unfolds, some organizations will be resilient. For others, this future will be catastrophic. The actions of executives and their teams now, in the midst of this crisis, will significantly determine their fate.

                      Corporate office
                      Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                      by Paul A. Argenti
                      March 13, 2020

                      The coronavirus epidemic seemed far away for me until last week. Then came news reports about someone infected in New Hampshire. Rumors started to spread, closely followed by questions: How can we find out more information? Should we send the children to school? The next day, we discovered in both the local and national news that the infected person, a resident at our local hospital, had attended a party with students from the Tuck School, where I taught, bringing the crisis right to my office door. Classes and events were canceled and all international travel was suspended for the university. My mind was racing. Should I go in to work? Is it OK to buy lunch here? Are we prepared to quarantine at home? How long will this go on?

                      Corporate office
                      Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                      by Martin Reeves, Nikolaus Lang and Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak
                      -

                      The Covid-19 crisis has now reached a new critical phase where public health systems need to act decisively to contain the growth in new epicenters outside China.

                      Clearly, the main emphasis is and should be on containing and mitigating the disease itself. But the economic impacts are also significant, and many companies are feeling their way towards understanding, reacting to, and learning lessons from rapidly unfolding events. Unanticipated twists and turns will be revealed with each news cycle, and we will only have a complete picture in retrospect.

                      Corporate office
                      Technology Companies and the New Recession

                      Podcast
                      March 30, 2020

                      The world is facing an economic crisis never seen before, says equity analyst Pierre Ferragou. Consumer demand remains strong and supply infrastructure is still healthy, but both are in lockdown and unable to function. In this wide-ranging conversation with Azem Azhar, Ferragu explains how the pandemic will affect the technology industry and its major players.

                      Corporate office
                      How Restaurants Can Survive Right Now

                      by Rafi Mohammed
                      March 26, 2020

                      All businesses are suffering today. One industry that is especially visible and emblematic of our economic struggles is restaurants. In many states, dining rooms are closed, and restaurants that choose to remain open are allowed to provide meals via takeout or delivery only. They're making this shift as customers face deep financial uncertainty. Their customers face another dilemma: whether it's worth leaving the house (and risking possible exposure to the virus) in search of takeout food to break the monotony of our new stay-at-home reality.

                      Corporate office
                      Hospitals Need Cash. Health Insurers Have It.

                      by Sean Nicholson and David A. Asch
                      March 25, 2020

                      US hospitals are battling Covid-19 on many fronts: Scrambling to create new intensive care unit beds, trying to secure scarce medical equipment to protect their patients and their workforces, training staff on novel treatment protocols, and hiring more nurses. In order to divert resources to the patients in the greatest need - and to protect the safety of the patients who can wait - hospitals are also postponing non-emergency care, canceling elective procedures and, in general, halting the very activities that used to keep them in business.

                      Corporate office
                      8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

                      by Timothy R. Clark
                      March 24, 2020

                      The Covid-19 virus has disrupted and rearranged the workplace with breathtaking speed. In the span of a week, organizations across every sector have sent millions of employees home to work remotely. Without warning - and in many cases, without preparation of any kind - managers have been thrust into the position of leading virtual teams, many for the first time.

                      Corporate office
                      Avoid These Traps When Negotiating in a Crisis

                      by Adil Najam
                      March 24, 2020

                      Right now, around the world, countless negotiations are underway, and the results will literally influence life and death. Leaders and their advisers at innumerable school boards, town halls, universities, C-suites and boardrooms, governors' mansions, and presidential palaces are desperately deliberating over policies for social distancing, reducing density, setting restrictions, relaxing standard procedures, working remotely, teaching online, and much more that will determine the ultimate outcome of this pandemic.

                      Corporate office
                      How Bad Times Bring Out the Best in People

                      by Bill Taylor
                      March 20, 2020

                      It's easy to look around and see how the Covid-19 crisis has brought out the worst in some people - from hoarding thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer to crowding bars and restaurants despite public-health guidelines. But such irresponsible behavior, I believe, is more the exception than the rule. Time and again, individuals and communities have demonstrated that the worst situations tend to bring out the best in people and the organizations to which they belong. In every moment of darkness, it seems, there are countless moments of light - small gestures of compassion and connection that allow people to show who they are, how they want to live, and what matters to them.

                      Corporate office
                      Virtual Meetings Don't Have to Be a Bore

                      by Andy Molinsky
                      March 19, 2020

                      Those of us who present, facilitate, and teach for a living understand the importance of developing a personal connection with an audience. It's critical to be and feel natural; to make people laugh, feel at ease, and fully engage - and perhaps even lose themselves - in the content you're delivering. That's why it feels so unnatural and awkward to create this kind of atmosphere in a virtual environment where you have no in-person audience at all.

                      Corporate office
                      A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

                      by Barbara Z. Larson, Susan R. Vroman and Erin E. Makarius
                      March 18, 2020

                      In response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the US workforce already works from home at least part of the time, the new policies leave many employees - and their managers - working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time.

                      Corporate office
                      15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

                      by Tsedal Neeley
                      March 16, 2020

                      The coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organizations operate for the foreseeable future. As governments and businesses around the world tell those with symptoms to self-quarantine and everyone else to practice social distancing, remote work is our new reality. How do corporate leaders, managers, and individual workers make this sudden shift? Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, has spent two decades helping companies learn how to manage dispersed teams. In this edited Q&A, drawn from a recent HBR subscriber video call in which listeners were able to ask questions, she offers guidance on how to work productively at home, manage virtual meetings, and lead teams through this time of crisis.

                      Corporate office
                      How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings

                      by Justin Hale and Joseph Grenny
                      March 09, 2020

                      These days it's hard to get people to pay attention in any meeting, but when people aren't in the same room, it can be especially difficult. And it's particularly annoying when you make a nine-minute argument, pause for an expected reaction, and get: "I'm not sure I followed you" which might as well mean: "I was shampooing my cat and didn't realize I would be called on. "

                      Corporate office
                      Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management

                      by Thomas Y. Choi, Dale Rogers, and Bindiya Vakil
                      March 27, 2020

                      As procurement teams struggle to cope with the Covid-19 global pandemic, most have been trying to keep up with the news about global response measures and have been working diligently to secure raw materials and components and protect supply lines. However, vital information is often not available or accessible across their global teams. As a result, their response to the disruption has been reactive and uncoordinated, and the impact of the crisis is hitting many of their companies' full force.

                      Corporate office
                        Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                        What Small Businesses Need to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

                        catherine monson
                        March 27, 2020

                        As local and state governments issue shelter-in-place orders, asking residents to remain home for all but essential errands, businesses - especially small local businesses - across the US are facing difficult decisions. These institutions are crucial to our nation's economy, employing 58.9 million people in the United States, or about 47.5% of the total private sector workforce. Their GDP contribution measured $ 5.9 trillion in 2014, the most recent year for which small business GDP data is available.

                        Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                        You're Not Powerless in the Face of Uncertainty

                        by Nathan Furr
                        March 27, 2020

                        A friend who runs a restaurant group recently endured a month of empty tables due to a transportation strike, only to have his restaurants shut down to slow the spread of Covid-19. Of course, he's not alone as businesses around the world face similar situations. Between disruption and the ongoing pandemic, we are all trying to cope with unprecedented levels of uncertainty.

                        Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                        8 Ways to Manage Your Team While Social Distancing

                        by Timothy R. Clark
                        March 24, 2020

                        The Covid-19 virus has disrupted and rearranged the workplace with breathtaking speed. In the span of a week, organizations across every sector have sent millions of employees home to work remotely. Without warning - and in many cases, without preparation of any kind - managers have been thrust into the position of leading virtual teams, many for the first time.

                        Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                        15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

                        by Tsedal Neeley
                        March 16, 2020

                        The coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organizations operate for the foreseeable future. As governments and businesses around the world tell those with symptoms to self-quarantine and everyone else to practice social distancing, remote work is our new reality. How do corporate leaders, managers, and individual workers make this sudden shift? Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, has spent two decades helping companies learn how to manage dispersed teams. In this edited Q&A, drawn from a recent HBR subscriber video call in which listeners were able to ask questions, she offers guidance on how to work productively at home, manage virtual meetings, and lead teams through this time of crisis.

                        Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                        Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                        by Paul A. Argenti
                        March 13, 2020

                        The coronavirus epidemic seemed far away for me until last week. Then came news reports about someone infected in New Hampshire. Rumors started to spread, closely followed by questions: How can we find out more information? Should we send the children to school? The next day, we discovered in both the local and national news that the infected person, a resident at our local hospital, had attended a party with students from the Tuck School, where I taught, bringing the crisis right to my office door. Classes and events were canceled and all international travel was suspended for the university. My mind was racing. Should I go into work? Is it OK to buy lunch here? Are we prepared to quarantine at home? How long will this go on?

                        Entrepreneurship and COVID 19 Pandemic
                          Guests
                          Balancing Work and Elder Care Through the Coronavirus Crisis

                          by Liz O'Donnell
                          March 31, 2020 

                          Amy Carrier is a foundation director with a long-distance spouse and a 74-year old mother, who has Alzheimer's and lives with her.

                          Even on a normal day, her life is complicated. Amy employs two private-pay caregivers to assist her mother while she is at work, managing a team of ten at the Oregon State University Foundation. When she gets home, she takes over: making dinner, managing medications, and helping with small tasks like choosing clothes and operating the television. Her husband of her lives and works in New Rochelle, New York.

                          Guests
                          Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis

                          by Tony Schwartz and Emily Pines
                          March 23, 2020

                          Late last week, we gave a presentation to about 20 chief medical officers from health care systems around the country. I began by asking them to share a sentence or two about how they were feeling, personally. Over the next half hour, their answers spilled out in a torrent.

                          Guests
                          That Discomfort You're Feeling Is Grief

                          by Scott Berinato
                          March 23, 2020

                          Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day - a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. We talked about the content we're commissioning in this harrowing time of a pandemic and how we can help people. But we also talked about how we were feeling. One colleague mentioned that what she felt was grief. Heads dreamed in all the breads.

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                          How Bad Times Bring Out the Best in People

                          by Bill Taylor
                          March 20, 2020

                          It's easy to look around and see how the Covid-19 crisis has brought out the worst in some people - from hoarding thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer to crowding bars and restaurants despite public-health guidelines. But such irresponsible behavior, I believe, is more the exception than the rule. Time and again, individuals and communities have demonstrated that the worst situations tend to bring out the best in people and the organizations to which they belong. In every moment of darkness, it seems, there are countless moments of light - small gestures of compassion and connection that allow people to show who they are, how they want to live, and what matters to them.

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                          A Guide for Working (From Home) Parents

                          by Avni Patel Thompson
                          March 19, 2020

                          Amir and Ria are working professionals living in Seattle: he works at Amazon and she's the CEO of an early-stage start-up. They have two kids, Amara and Aryan, who are 6 and 2 years old. They're used to managing the usual challenges of dual working parents - coordinating childcare with schools and activities, managing meals and household chores, and spending quality time together on the weekends.

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                          Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis

                          by Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter and Moses Mohan
                          March 19, 2020

                          As the spread and far-reaching impacts of Covid-19 dominate the world news, we have all been witnessing and experiencing the parallel spread of worry, anxiety, and instability. Indeed, in a crisis, our mental state often seems only to exacerbate an already extremely challenging situation, becoming a major obstacle in itself. Why is this and how can we change it? As the CEO of a firm that brings mindfulness to companies to unlock new ways of thinking and working, let me share a bit about how the mind responds to crises, like the threat of a pandemic.

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                          Managing the Stress and Uncertainty of Coronavirus

                          March 16, 2020
                          Podcast

                          The rapid onset of the coronavirus is changing our work - and our lives. For those who own businesses or work in the gig economy, the stress and financial uncertainty is even greater. When we don't know what the future will hold, or are working in isolation, what can we do?

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                            Videos
                            The Explainer: How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

                            July 22th, 2018

                            Clarity and consistency are key. For more, read How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote.

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