Over the last few weeks, as the crisis surrounding 2019-nCoV became worse by the day, the need to plan through various business scenarios has been a priority.
Initially, my concern was knowing here my staff had traveled to, if they were safe, and if they could get back to Shanghai, but as they were accounted for, I began looking at the wider impacts that this crisis could have on my business.
Fortunately, as an entrepreneur who has seen crisis in business model, products, cash flow, and HR, I have come to plan for a lot of these things already as I look at each year, but to plan for them all at once when the underlying problem isn’t in my control, is a bit different.
Which is where this episode of Behind the Grind, opens up a very interesting series for us. It was planned to just be about planning, but as we sat down for the session we shifted into the process we would deploy should the virus become a major disruption.
Which it has.
About the Behind The Grind Series:
Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship.
Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encouraged!
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I’ve spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve “the big” challenges cities face.
Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I’m focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.
Brian Tam leads corporate teams through FIRST TIME EVER challenges. From new business models to fresh brands, as CEO of Let’s Make Great! he guides multinational companies in China to systematically create the future and explore uncertainties.
He’s the mind behind PROTO Innovation Cards and the author of Awrignawl Creativity.
Born in New York, and proudly raised in New Jersey – he has been in China since 2007, working to drive the fantastic change that is happening in China & the world. Let’s Make Great!